What Is Maxillofacial Radiology?
The use of radiology and good imaging techniques are of the utmost importance when compiling a complete database from which to make a diagnosis and plan surgery. To that end, the office x-ray unit has long been a staple of the physician and dentist’s armamentarium. In fact, there is hardly a patient of this current generation that can remember a time prior to when their general dentist could snap a picture and show them on a viewer which of their teeth were decayed and those that needed repair. As with all technological wonders, these techniques and imaging systems have only continued to improve with time. In the case of radiology, the biggest improvements have occurred in the areas of increased portability, a decreased invasiveness and the rendering of more precise information.