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What is dental x-ray and why is it used?
What is dental x-ray?
Dental x-ray graph is a technique for acquiring the image of invisible parts of bone and gingiva via x-ray use.
Why is dental x-ray taken?
Dental x-ray is a supportive method for diagnosing problems of teeth or jaws. For example, only large decays can be diagnosed with oral examination while early decays could be diagnosed with x-rays. Also, it could be determined which tooth causes the abscess and dental deformations, broken roots, cyst or tumors can be diagnosed.
Do dental x-ray graphs harm my child?
Radiation of modern technique dental x-ray is minimal. Therefore, it does not harm any child. On the contrary, the benefit coming from the x-ray is very clear, considering the diagnostics.
How many dental x-rays could be taken?
Mainly two types of dental x-rays can be taken, intra and extra oral. The graph is inserted outside in extra-oral x-rays while it is put inside in intra-oral. Generally, intra-oral graphs may show a couple of teeth and surrounding tissues while extra oral ones show a wider area including the jaw bones.