The The Addison Dentist Guide To Dental X-Rays

The The Addison Dentist Guide To Dental X-Rays

Do you know the different between a periapical and a bitewing? This blog post from The Addison Dentist explains it, as we take a look at dental X-rays.

If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay still while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic X-ray taken. These pictures help us see everything in one image: the total upper and lower jaw. These are often taken during a patient’s first visit to The Addison Dentist. They are beneficial for reviewing jaw injuries and seeing emerging teeth in children.

Bitewing X-rays help us see what’s going on between teeth—something that is always necessary but impossible with a visual exam. They also help us evaluate the jaw bone.

These are similar to bite wings but they can get a clearer picture of the tooth roots and bone. These are frequently used to help diagnose an abscess in the root of a tooth.

Full-Mouth Series
This is a combination of periapical and bitewing X-rays. It gives a highly-detailed picture of all the teeth and surrounding bone structure.

If you have any concerns about the safety of dental X-rays, don’t hesitate to ask. We can explain the precautions that we take to minimize radiation and answer all of your questions.

If you are pregnant and need a dental X-ray at The Addison Dentist, please let us know before X-rays are taken. X-rays are not necessarily dangerous for pregnant women, but as a precaution they are often postponed until after your baby is born.

At The Addison Dentist in Addison TX your overall health, as well as your dental health, is important. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office today.

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