RVG single tooth image (radiovisiography) is a type of dental diagnostics, which is carried out using a digital X-ray machine (radiovisiograph) and is highly informative for the dentist. Modern equipment has a very low level of radiation, therefore it is allowed for diagnosis during pregnancy and for examining children. RVG targeted image of the tooth gives the opportunity to see hidden processes, confirm a diagnosis and choose the most effective method of dentist treatment.
RVG targeted image of the tooth – indications
- to determine the details of lesions in caries – including under the filling or prosthesis;
- in the case of a granuloma or tooth cyst;
- at defects of a tooth row;
- before tooth removal;
- for intermediate control of treatment (artistic restoration of teeth, canal filling, etc.).
Advantages of a modern radioviziograph
Today, in dentistry, not only traditional radiological equipment is used, but also radiovisiographs, which have several advantages:
- it’s a safe way of diagnostic since the apparatus has a reduced dose of radiation;
- the obtained images are stored in e-format that allows the doctor to find date of the previous years;
- the electronic image can be enlarged so that the doctor can see the smallest details.
RVG single tooth image (radiovisiography) in complex diagnostic
Despite all the advantages of radiovisiography, the RVG targeted image of the tooth is not a multipurpose method of complex diagnostics in dentistry because the study area is small (1-2 teeth), and the image is made only in two projections. Therefore, along with radiovisiography, depending on the situation, a panoramic image and computed tomography can be recommended. Any studies are appointed by the doctor after a preliminary examination to clarify the diagnosis.