Many people in today’s society are skeptical of radiography, popularly known as X-rays. This is especially true when it comes to dental X-rays. However, there is nothing to fear or worry about because these X-rays help dentists to treat you better. In other words, these X-rays are like pictures of your jaw, soft tissues and teeth that dentists use to recognize any abnormalities in your teeth or mouth. Here are some common dental X-rays.
Digital x-rays as used in Dr. Danna’s office, offer many advantages to both Dr. Danna and his patients. Utilizing our Schick digital system, there is less xrays exposure, an immediate image is available and there is not the need for developing chemicals in the office.
These are the most common dental X-rays. Dentists use them to spot cavities and tooth decay. Moreover, dentists use them to see the teeth line up in your upper and lower jaw in addition to checking out for any severe gum disease that may be causing bone loss in your jaws.
These X-rays will show your whole tooth i.e. from the crown, to the end of the root and finally, to the bones that support the tooth. This type of X-ray is quite comprehensive because it aims to uncover deep-rooted problems that occur below the gum line such as tumors, cysts, abscesses, bone changes and impacted teeth.
As the name suggests, these X-rays capture a panoramic view of your entire mouth i.e. the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area and jaw joints. These X-rays cannot locate any cavities in your teeth but they can easily spot tumors, cysts, wisdom teeth, fractures, infections and bone abnormalities.
These are the main types of dental X-rays. Other dental X-rays include Occlusal X-rays and Digital X-rays. You should not be sceptical of these X-rays because they do not expose you to a high level of radiation. In fact, your body receives a higher level of radiation from the sun’s rays in one day than it does from any of these X-rays. Furthermore, safety precautions such as lead aprons and high-speed films are available. Turn to Suncreek Dental for all your dental needs including dental X-rays.