Dental x-rays or radiographs are images of your oral cavities that allow dentists to have comprehensive assessment of your teeth. These enable dentists to check the condition inside and between your teeth as well as the roots, jaw placement and facial bone composition. Our dentists use PaX-i3D SMART imaging device. It is able to provide comprehensive images with just one scan. Our dentists use dental x-rays to detect damage and disease that are oblivious during the visual clinical examination. There are several types of dental x-rays that capture different aspects of your teeth. These include bitewing, occlusal, panoramic and periapical x-rays, CBCT and lateral cephalometric x-ray. The thorough inspection using dental x-rays may help detect oral issues earlier and prevent complications.
Why Dental X-Ray Is Needed
Dental x-rays are used to assess various aspects of your teeth and mouth, including the health and density of your jawbone. Besides, dental x-rays could check the condition of each tooth, tooth roots, supporting tissues, condition of existing fillings/restorations, the status of developing teeth as well as the development of wisdom teeth.
Through dental x-rays, tooth decay and its extent can be detected. In addition, you may need dental x-rays to assess the problems with existing fillings, restorations, crowns or bridges. It also helps to diagnose the presence and extent of gum disease, bone loss, abnormalities in the soft tissue and some types of infections. On top of that, dental x-rays are used to scrutinize the status and position of developing teeth and wisdom teeth. Traumatic injuries such as tooth and/or bone fractures as well as the proximity of teeth to nerves and sinuses can be diagnosed using dental x-rays.
Why are dental x-rays performed??
Dental x-rays are performed to check the condition inside and between your teeth. This allows our dentists to detect dental issues that are oblivious during the visual examination. Furthermore, dental x-rays are performed to track the progress of a dental problem or treatment.
What happens during the dental x-ray?
During a dental x-ray procedure, you will be asked to sit in a chair with a lead vest across your chest and lap. Our dentist will position you in the correct position. Then, the x-ray machine will rotate around your head capturing the images of your teeth.
How should I prepare for my dental x-ray?
Dental x-ray requires no special preparation. However, you might want to brush your teeth before dental imaging for hygiene purposes. Other accessories such as dentures, earrings and necklace might need to be removed so as not to affect the dental x-ray.
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