DIGITAL X-RAYS

• 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

   extra-oral x-rays.

Intra-Oral X-Rays

• 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

   the tooth.

Intra-Oral X-Ray
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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

Extra-Oral X-Rays (Panoramic radiograph)
Extra-Oral X-Ray

• These are taken outside of the mouth and create a single image of the entire mouth.

Extra-Oral X-Ray
These X-rays shows:

• Bone abnormalities

• Impacted teeth

• Fractures

• Infections

• Tumors

• Cysts