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