X-rays help your dentist to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums and to evaluate bone level and root canals. Intraoral radiographs are the most common type of radiography taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and tissues of the mouth.
X-rays allow dentists:
• Find cavities.
• Visualize the roots of the teeth.
• Verify the health of the bony area around the tooth.
• Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care problem.
• See the development status of the teeth.
Dental x-rays help to provide valuable information to your dentist
X-rays can diagnose problems otherwise unnoticed, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumors, and decay between the teeth.
Dental x-rays are very safe and expose you to a minimal amount of radiation
An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through the soft tissues and is absorbed by the dense tissue. The teeth and bone are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, however they pass more easily through the gums and cheeks.