Dental X-Rays are  pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. Here is what X-Rays can tell us about your teeth:

Dental X-Ray

Your dental X-Ray can tell us if you have:

Dental X-rays may also be done as follow-up after dental treatments.

Types of X-Rays:

These X-rays show the upper and lower back teeth in a single view. These X-rays are used to check for decay between the teeth and to show how well the upper and lower teeth line up. They also show bone loss when severe gum disease or a dental infection is present.

Bitewing X-ray

These X-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints. They show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.

Panoramic X-ray

The periapical X-Ray shows the entire tooth, from the exposed crown to the end of the root and also the bones that support the tooth. They are used to find dental problems that are located bellow the gum line or in the jaw, such as impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, tumors, and bone changes linked to diseases.

These X-rays show the roof or floor of the mouth. They are used to find extra teeth, teeth that have not yet broken through the gums, jaw fractures, a cleft in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate), cysts, abscesses, or growths. Occlusal X-rays may also be used to find a foreign object.

A full mouth X-Rays (about to 14 to 21 films) is the most often done during a person’s visit to the dentist.
Bitewings are used during checkups to look for tooth decay.

X-Rays are scheduled based on when you need them, taking in account your age and signs of disease.

Dental X-Ray

How is it done?

Dental X-rays are taken in the dentist’s office.

Some dentists use digital radiography. This method uses an electronic sensor instead of X-ray film. An electronic image is taken and stored in a computer. This image can be viewed on a computer screen. Less radiation is needed to make an image with digital radiography than with standard dental X-rays.

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