Dental X-ray

panoramic cephalometric xray machine

Dental x-rays are a valuable part of dental treatment because they can detect damage to teeth and gums not visible during a routine checkup by the dentist.

X-rays can show the condition of your teeth, their roots, your jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of gum disease, cavities, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-rays also can show the exact location of impacted teeth and teeth that have not yet fully developed.

Do all patients have x-rays taken every six months?
What kind of x-rays does my dentist usually take?
Should I be concerned about exposure to radiation?