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Sir i hd a ligament tear 7 months ago, with reference to my dr i had a digital X-ray 15 days ago. Report - mild swelling seen ovr lateral malleolus.

Sir i hd a ligament tear 7 months ago,  with reference to my dr i had a digital X-ray 15 days ago. Report - mild swelling seen ovr lateral malleolus.

Ligament tear: Well sounds like a lateral ankle sprain grade 2 or 3. An ultrasound should have been perfomed to assess the three ligaments on the lateral aspect to correlate with the physical exam (ex anterior drawer sign). Recommendation to get the swelling down is rest, ice, compression (ankle brace or cam boot) and elevation. Surgery is rare. ...Read more

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Sperometer test is normal.lungs digital X-ray is normal.but feeling breathless.long breathing gets me anxious..please help me....tests are normal?

Sperometer test is normal.lungs digital X-ray is normal.but feeling breathless.long breathing gets me anxious..please help me....tests are  normal?

Dyspnea: Spirometry and Chest x-ray are test to evaluate for lung disease. However, the spirometry results may change if you have reversible disease such as asthma. There are other conditions that can cause shortness of breath such as heart disease, anemia, anxiety, pulmonary embolism. If you continue to have this symptoms follow up with your doctor to get further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does cavity spread one teeth to another? Do dentist charge to send digital X-ray to different dentist which was taken in his/her office, in same city?

Does cavity spread one teeth to another? Do dentist charge to send digital X-ray to different dentist which was taken in his/her office, in same city?

Yes and some do: If an area is not cleaned with floss next to an adjacent tooth, then bacteria can increase the chance of decay on both teeth. I especially see the problem of spreading decay if the adjacent tooth has a very large untreated cavity. I do not charge to email x-rays if the patients balance is clear, to any city. Some doctors charge to send any kind of record ...Read more

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Which shows better detail of a missing molar buccal wall (extraction trauma) to a dentist--an digital X-ray or 3d CT scan? Needs rebuilding.

Which shows better detail of a missing molar buccal wall (extraction trauma) to a dentist--an digital X-ray or 3d CT scan? Needs rebuilding.

Extraction trauma: A ct will definitely show more detail to your dentist, but it may not be necessary. Your oral surgeon can rebuild the area with a bone graft without a ct in most cases. A digital panoramic x-ray is all that is usually needed, but will only provide a two dimensional image. Simpler is usually better and less expensive! ...Read more

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With recent studies about dental x-rays being linked to brain tumors, should I find a dentist who uses digital x-rays? All the recent articles are scaring me, so should I look for a dentist who uses digital x-rays? Do digital x-rays really make a differe

With recent studies about dental x-rays being linked to brain tumors, should I find a dentist who uses digital x-rays? All the recent articles are scaring me, so should I look for a dentist who uses digital x-rays?  Do digital x-rays really make a differe

Most : Most important is to find a dentist who is very consevative in asking for x-rays in the first place. Dental xrays when done properly use very little radiation whe fast film is used but digital has the advantage because it can be inhanced after exposure to make an over exposed xray usable thus avoiding re-takes. ...Read more

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I am now due for a full mouth series x-rays. My dentist seems to have 20 year old equipment. Does not matter, right? Digitalized x-rays all the same?

I am now due for a full mouth series x-rays. My dentist seems to have 20 year old equipment. Does not matter, right?  Digitalized x-rays all the same?

Ask: Typically, if the equipment is being maintained properly and is properly calibrated, analog and digital imaging can be similar and diagnostic. However, there are advantages to digital radiographic images typically require less radiation to produce and image, and these images can be enlarged, colorized, embossed, and otherwise worked with to enhance the diagnostic data. ...Read more

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Does a dentist know through a regular digital dental X-ray that a person needs a sinus lift or is there a more reliable image method?

Does a dentist know through a regular digital dental X-ray that a person needs a sinus lift or is there a more reliable image method?

Yes...but: If a regular digital x ray shows the need for a sinus lift for implant placement that is not going to change with a 3d image.The height of the bone will be the same and either there is sufficient height or there is not. A 3d image helps in angulation of the placement of the implant and determining the thickness of bone. These are not usually as much of a concern for upper back tooth area. ...Read more

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Can mouth cancer be diagnose by digital mouth X-ray at the dentist office?

Can mouth cancer be diagnose by digital mouth X-ray at the dentist office?

Examination: The best diagnosis involves a complete examination by dentist. Xrays are part of the exam. If cancer is suspected, you will be referred to an oral surgeon for biopsy. ...Read more

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Should I do & how much radiation CT scans for one dental implant causes vs regular chest/head CT scan or one digital tooth x ray. I am curious to know

Should I do & how much radiation CT scans for one dental implant causes vs regular chest/head CT scan or one digital tooth x ray. I am curious to know

Radiation dose chart: We only want to take the minimum number and type of x-rays or scans in order to properly diagnose and treatment plan. Without that we might either miss something or the final result might be compromised. Here is a good website for you to look at: http://www.Ans.Org/pi/resources/dosechart/. ...Read more

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Where is the need for digital dental x-rays?

Where is the need for digital dental x-rays?

To see in between : Digital xrays do use 90% less radiation than regular xrays, and they are needed to see if there is decay between the teeth and how the bone level is around the teeth. Those things cannot be seen just by a visual checkup. ...Read more

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