Oral diagnosis is the main division of all systemic diseases that give symtoms within the oral cavity in addition to oral diseases.
Oral diagnosis-Radiology, many systemic diseases manifest important
symptoms within the mouth. Jaw bones and joints, salivary glands, diseases of
all soft tissues on the tongue or in the mouth, are the area of interest of
With the advanced technology, it became easier to image the whole oral cavity and to
diagnose the diseases of the jaw bones and teeth. Imaging techniques that
facilitate the diagnosis of the diseases, assist the treatment of these
diseases as well. Most common imaging techniques currently are intaoral camera,
panoramic X-ray and periapical X-ray.
Intraoral camera provides a brief examination of all teeth, tooth decays, fillings,
bridgeworks and crowns, as well as other structures within the mouth.
Panoramic X-ray provides imaging all teeth together. In addition, surrounding tissues,
upper and lower jaw joints can be examined in details.
Panoramic X-ray enables diagnosis of intraoral diseases that necessitates more brief
examination. This system images closely neighbouring teeth and bony structures
of the teeth.