Rt Submandibular -Occlusal X-Ray is used to check the functioning of the salivary gland.
What is Rt Submandibular -Occlusal X-Ray?
An X-Ray projection salivary gland is done. It is also called a sialogram. It is extremely helpful to allow doctors to diagnose blocked salivary glands of any injury caused to the chin. 
Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray is often done to aid the diagnosis of symptoms of salivary gland cancer.
How is Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray performed?
An Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray is performed in a room with a mobile X-ray camera attached to a long metal arm.
Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray is performed by an X-Ray machine. 
The patient is prepared as follows:
- The patient is given a disinfectant mouthwash.
- The Patient is made to lay down on the table and open their mouth very wide.
- Sedatives may be given to the patient for the discomfort caused.
Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray takes about 10-15 minutes post which, the technician examines the X-Ray projections to give a conclusive diagnosis.
Side effects/risks of Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray
Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation-related side effects. Children may be more susceptible to the effects of radiation.
Preparation before performing Rt Submandibular -Occlusal X-Ray
No extensive preparation is required before getting Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray.
However, some important points to keep in mind are :
- Inform the technician of a contrast or iodine allergy or of any prescription medication.
- Remove all jewelry and metal objects so that they do not appear on the X-Ray.
- Inform the technician of any metal implants so that it can be taken into consideration while viewing the X-Ray.
- It is advisable for pregnant women to not undergo X-Ray procedures.
It is advisable to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after Rt Submandibular-Occlusal X-Ray
Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done. Give yourself enough time to recover from the effects of any sedative that may have been administered.
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