Dental X-Rays

Instead of developing X-ray film in a dark room, the X-rays are sent directly to a computer and can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out. These X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth used to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help in identifying problems, like cavities and impacted teeth.

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Types of X-rays

Panoramic Xray
For this type of X-ray, the machine rotates around the head. These X-rays are used to check your wisdom teeth, plan for implanted dental devices, or investigate jaw problems.

Periapical Xray
This type of X-ray focuses on two complete teeth from root to crown.

Cephalometric Xray
This type of X-ray captures a complete radiographic image of the side of the face, provide information about malocclusions, allow measurement of teeth, and assist in orthodontic treatment.

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