What is a dental X-ray and why do you need one?

X-ray (RTG) imaging is an important step in your initial dental examinations. X-ray imaging allows us to see pathological changes to your jaw bone or tooth roots, catch cavities, and monitor bone volume in patients with periodontitis.

X-ray imaging is an indispensable tool in the creation and installation of dental implants. It allows us to monitor the condition of the bone that will receive the implant, and is a critical tool for diagnosing inflammatory processes.

Who can get a dental X-ray?

X-ray imaging is essential for anyone preparing for oral surgery. Thanks to today’s advanced technology and lessened radiation emissions, X-ray imaging is appropriate and completely safe for patients of all ages.

That said, if you’re pregnant, you should both consult your primary care physician and let our medical staff know about your pregnancy, because the process will then require a tailored approach.

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Types of dental X-rays at ARENA clinic

Orthopantomograph imaging (2D)

CBCT imaging (3D)

ARENA clinic uses state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to gain a complete picture of your oral health and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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  • 2D ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH DENTAL IMAGING
  • 3D CBCT DENTAL IMAGING

The X-ray imaging process at ARENA clinic

Dental imaging is a simple, fast, and easy process that doesn’t require any preparation ahead of time. When you come in for your X-ray you’ll fill out a form, and then our radiologist will lead you to our X-ray room. It’s important to follow your radiologist’s instructions, which they’ll explain before imaging. Before your scan begins, you’ll remove any metal jewelry or accessories from your face and put on a protective lead vest that covers and protects your torso.

Dental imaging is a simple, fast, and easy process that doesn’t require any preparation ahead of time. When you come in for your X-ray you’ll fill out a form, and then our radiologist will lead you to our X-ray room. It’s important to follow your radiologist’s instructions, which they’ll explain before imaging. Before your scan begins, you’ll remove any metal jewelry or accessories from your face and put on a protective lead vest that covers and protects your torso.

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The benefits of X-ray imaging at ARENA clinic

  • Get your X-ray images done in the same place as the rest of your dental exams
  • World-class 2D orthopantomography and 3D CBCT imaging

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Frequently asked questions about dental X-rays

Do I need to prepare for an orthopantomograph (OPG) scan?

Are dental X-rays harmful to my health?

Is a CT scan the same as an OPG scan?

How do I know what kind of dental X-ray to get?

How long does getting an OPG and CBCT scan take?