Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? Today’s Hales Parker Dentistry dental blog takes a look at dental X-rays.
These pictures help dentists see everything in one image: the complete upper and lower jaw. These are often taken during a patient’s first visit to Hales Parker Dentistry. They are useful for evaluating jaw injuries and seeing emerging teeth in children.
Bitewing X-rays help Dr. Hales see what’s going on between teeth—something that is always necessary but impossible with a visual exam. They also help your dentist evaluate the jaw bone.
These are similar to bite wings but they can get a more distinct picture of the tooth roots and bone. These are typically used to help diagnose an abscess in the root of a tooth.
This is a combination of periapical and bitewing X-rays. It gives a highly-detailed picture of all the teeth and the surrounding bone structure.
If you are a patient of Hales Parker Dentistry and are worried about the safety of dental X-rays, we invite you to meet with our friendly staff. We will explain all the safety measures we take to reduce radiation exposure and will also answer any of your questions.
If you are pregnant and need a dental X-ray at Hales Parker Dentistry, it is essential to let Dr. Hales know this before X-rays are taken. X-rays are not necessarily dangerous for pregnant women, but they are often postponed until after delivery as a precaution. If you are pregnant and have a dental issue, call our office right away. We can be reached at 949-429-0049.
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