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Dental X rays are important diagnostic tools for all Dentists during dental check ups and exams.. They provide the dentist with a detailed overview of potential problems within the mouth including teeth and jaw bone and treat them before they grow to bigger problems.
Digital x rays are a form of x ray imaging that uses digital sensors to capture the x ray images and uses a very low dose of x ray during the procedure.
There are 2 different types of x rays used by dentists, intraoral & extraoral. Intraoral x ray is taken by using a sensor inside the mouth, this is the most common type used by dentists. Intraoral x rays provide dentist with very detailed information about the patient’s oral health including finding cavities, looking at the roots of the teeth, check the area surrounding the tooth including the jaw bone and check how teeth are developing. There are also different types of intraoral x rays, which show different areas of the teeth.
Extraoral x rays are images captured by placing the sensor outside of the mouth. Although these x rays focus on the teeth, they also capture images from the patient’s skeleton as well as the jaw alignment. They are great to capture images for different purposes such as monitoring children’s teeth development.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.