A dental X-ray is a picture of the inside of the teeth, bones, and tissues of the mouth. It can show tooth structure, cavities, wisdom teeth, bone loss, and other things that can't be seen by sight only.
The following types of dental X-rays are commonly used. Each one gives a different view of the mouth, teeth, and surrounding area.
Dentists use X-rays to:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your dentist if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: October 11, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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