• X-rays are an essential part of any dental diagnosis and treatment plan.
• X-rays can be preventative, by helping the dentist detect problems early before they become major problems.
• Digital X-rays reduces radiation by as much as 80%.
• The types of radiographs commonly used by the Dentist include intra-oral x-rays and
• These X-rays are taken inside the mouth.
• They give a high level of detail of the tooth as well as the supporting bone around
These X-rays allows the dentist to:
• Discover cavities
• Examine tooth roots
• Evaluate the health of the bony area surrounding the tooth
• Determine if periodontal disease is present
• Examine the status of developing teeth
• Locate abscesses
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Extra-Oral X-Rays (Panoramic radiograph)
• These are taken outside of the mouth and create a single image of the entire mouth.
These X-rays shows:
• Bone abnormalities
• Impacted teeth