Dental x-rays are used to obtain images of a patient’s teeth, oral cavity, and the surrounding tissues. These images are beneficial in detecting and diagnosing various dental concerns, such as:
Decay or damage on teeth may sometimes not be readily visible through a dental examination. Dental x-rays will be able to detect decay, even under existing dental fillings.
Damaged tooth filling
Cracks or breaks in a tooth filling can be seen through images from a dental x-ray.
Tooth root problems
Infections or damage to the tooth’s root will be detected through an x-ray of the oral cavity.
Bone thinning resulting from long-term tooth loss or severe gum disease can be seen with the help of a dental x-ray image.
Dental treatment preparation
Preparation for different dental treatments such as dental implants, orthodontics, or dentures will be made more precise with the help of dental xrays.