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Oral-dental radiology

Oral-dental radiology

What is oral radiology?

Radiology is a key component of dental medicine. It provides various options for viewing the inside and outside of your mouth (e.g. teeth and roots, bone mass, jaws) and can screen for lesions and anomalies not detected by your dentist in a clinical examination:

  • Cavities between your teeth and under amalgams
  • Degree of bone loss
  • Presence of chronic infection
  • Cysts, tumors and abscesses

Oral-dental radiology also captures three-dimensional (3D) images that are very useful for planning the positioning of dental implants, or to guide your dentist when performing a root canal.

an oral-dental x-ray

Radiologie Laënnec and Ste-Thérèse — Specialized in oral radiology

The Imagix - Radiologie Laënnec and Radiologie St-Thérèse clinics offer you the most innovative radiology techniques to meet your needs and those of your dentist.

  • Temporo-mandibular joints (soft and bony tissues in your temples and jaws, including the articular discs, muscles and ligaments)
X-ray Temporo-mandibular joints (bony tissues only)
  • Closed and open mouth (with or without articulation)

Examinations performed at the Imagix - Radiologie Laënnec and Imagix - Radiologie Ste-Thérèse clinics are interpreted by radiologists and dentists specializing in oral and maxillofacial radiology (members of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec).

Other types of oral-dental exams

Your dentist might have prescribed another service like the one listed below. Please note that those services are not available in our Imagix clinics. Ask your dentist for more information.

  • Pre-implant bone assessment
  • Post-implant check of osteointegration
  • Clarify a radicular fracture (cracked tooth)
  • Search for an accessory canal
  • Location of an impacted tooth (pre-surgery)
  • Complex facial skeleton cases (facial bone anomalies)
  • Severe growth anomaly
  • Specify the nature and location of lesions
  • Extraction
  • Post-trauma assessment (Protocol for stereolithography available on request)

A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.

The majority of these examinations are not covered by the Régie de l'Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

If your dentist has recommended this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1 833 590-2714.