Why Do I Have To Get X-rays Of My Teeth At My Dental Appointments?

Dentist Discusses The Importance Of X-rays.

Dental x-rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with teeth, mouth & jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities beneath the dental structures, and even bone loss that can not be seen during visual examination. Dental x-rays may also be taken for follow up after dental treatments. There are different types of x-rays that can be taken at your dental visit, upon visiting Hendersonville Family Dentistry.

Hendersonville Dental ProviderDiscusses The Different X-rays That Are Taken In Office

Bitewing X-rays show the upper and lower back teeth and how the teeth touch each other in a single view. These X-rays can show decay between the teeth, and also shows how well the upper and lower teeth line up. They can also show bone loss & severe gum disease.

Occlusal X-rays show the roof or floor of your mouth, and can be used to find extra teeth. For example teeth that haven’t broken through the gums, jaw fractures, cysts, abscesses or growths.

Panoramic X-rays shows a broad view of the jaws, teeth, and sinuses. This X-ray doesn’t find cavities, but they can show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths(tumors), infections & even fractures.

The great thing about digital x-rays is that they can be sent to a computer where they are recorded and saved. Here at Hendersonville Family Dentistry all of our X-rays are digital, and low radiation.

 

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