X-rays are essential in detecting many dental problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are used to detect decay in between teeth, under existing fillings or under the gum line. X-rays are also an important part of root canal therapy, and in the treatment of orthodontic problems and wisdom tooth removal.
There are several types of radiographs that we use. A bitewing x-ray is a small x-ray which shows both upper and lower teeth. It can detect decay between the teeth or under fillings. They are used at the back of the mouth to show the back teeth.
X-rays are essential in detecting many dental problems that cannot be seen with the naked
A periapical x-ray is often used by the dentist to show a particular tooth, or surrounding tissues. This type of x-ray shows finer detail.
A panoraramic x-ray or OPG is used to show all of your teeth and jaw. It shows the development of teeth and their position. This type of x-ray is a useful to the dentist for tooth removal, including wisdom teeth and for orthodontic treatment.