What Are Dental X-Rays?
At Tuscany Dental Centre, we use digital radiography (x-rays) to take detailed images of your teeth and mouth. These images can show wisdom teeth, cavities, and bone loss that can’t be seen in a regular visual dental examination. They are essential in the diagnosis of dental issues such as cavities, tooth removal, and orthodontic alignment. We also use x-rays to plan treatments, such as root canals.
Types of Dental X-Rays
There are many types of dental x-rays we can use to see your teeth and mouth. Some of the most typical types of x-rays we may take include:
- Periapical x-rays, which are focused on the teeth below and above the gum line.
- Bitewing x-rays, which can reveal issues in the alignment of the teeth, as well as tooth decay and bone loss.
- Occlusal x-rays, which are focused on the bottom of your mouth and can show teeth that have not erupted yet (such as growing wisdom teeth).
- Panoramic x-rays, which take detailed images of the lower face region and can detect fractures, bone changes, jaw joints, and more.
Why Are Dental X-Rays So Important?
X-rays are an important dental tool that can help us take care of your teeth with preventative and restorative treatments. Having x-rays on record also allows us to compare the development and any changes in your teeth over time. To book an oral examination and have new x-rays taken, or if you have questions about dental radiology, reach out to the experienced dental team at Tuscany Dental Centre.