Purpose of X-Rays in Dentistry
Bitewing x-rays are the most common x-rays taken in dentistry. We use them to find cavities between the teeth, tartar on the roots, worn-out fillings, and the receding bone levels of periodontal disease.
Digital x-ray sensors are quite sensitive, so the amount of radiation exposure is very low.
A note on panoramic x-rays
A panoramic X-ray is a single photo that captures an overall view of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding areas.
Seeing the results quickly
Digital X-rays have advantages over film X-rays. Because there are no chemicals to process, you see your image faster. This computer image can be enhanced for a better diagnosis.