Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
What is and Oral Radiologist?
Oral Radiology is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the prescription, production and interpretation of diagnostic images for the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders of the craniofacial complex.
An Oral Radiologist is a Dental Specialist who has successfully completed a formal advanced education program in oral radiology and holds such specialty designation from the Alberta Dental Association and College.
Why is this important to you?
Oral Radiology is a very important component to dentistry.
X-rays allow Dental Professionals to see certain things that are not visible through an oral visual exam. X-rays are more than just pictures of your teeth. They help evaluate growth and placement and they allow the dental team to observe your tissues, roots and bones. They are useful in locating tartar and identifying the presence and location of cavities. Oral Radiologists are important partners in diagnosing many mouth- and throat-related medical conditions.