(also called: dental X-ray, dental radiograph)
Basic information about the examination:
|Duration:||up to 5 seconds|
|Radiation dose:||up to 5 µSv|
|Whether a referral is required:|
|Does it require preparation for the examination:|
What is a periapical X-ray?
A periapical X-ray is an image created using X-rays to assess the condition of a specific, individual tooth. It is the most commonly performed dental radiology procedure. Is X-ray dangerous to my health? No. The radiation dose in this examination is only up to 5 µSv (for comparison, the radiation dose taken daily by a resident of Poland from natural sources is 6.8 µSv), which makes the examination neutral to the patient's health.
When should a periapical X-ray be performed?
The indications for this type of examination may vary. You may be referred for a periapical X-ray when you experience painful symptoms, but its performance is also necessary for many types of treatment and diagnosis. X-rays are most commonly performed on patients in cases such as:
Preparation for the examination
Although there is no need to prepare before the visit, any metal elements in the vicinity of the examined area, e.g. removable dentures or piercing elements in the lip, should be removed just before the examination.
Where in Warsaw can I get a periapical X-ray?
The examination can be performed in all Diagdent laboratories. We invite you to our facilities in the following district: Białołęka, Bielany, Praga Południe, Ursynów and Włochy. Professional staff of radiographers, modern diagnostic equipment, pleasant atmosphere during the visit, and short examination time - these are our priorities!