Dental x-rays (also known as dental radiographs) play a crucial role in oral health. We use x-rays to see valuable diagnostic information that is not visible during a routine dental examination.
What do x-rays do?
Help identify cavities or decay that may be hidden between teeth or below the gumline. These areas are difficult to visualize with the naked eye, and x-rays provide a comprehensive view of the entire tooth structure. Early detection of cavities enables dentists to intervene promptly, preventing further decay and the need for more invasive procedures.
Allow us to see the health of the supporting structures of your teeth, including the jawbone and the roots of the teeth. They can reveal underlying bone loss due to periodontal disease, detect infections or abscesses, and identify issues with tooth alignment or eruption patterns. This information is crucial for planning orthodontic treatments, dental implants, or other dental procedures that require a thorough understanding of the underlying structures.
Assist in diagnosing and monitoring oral diseases such as oral cancers or cysts. These conditions may not present visible symptoms in their early stages, but they can be detected through x-ray images. Early detection of oral diseases significantly improves the chances of successful treatment and a positive prognosis.