Dental radiographs are commonly called X-rays. Radiographs are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. Dentists use radiographs for many reasons like to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of teeth and gums. This can help dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth. Dental X-rays may seem complex, but they are actually very common tools that are just as important as your teeth cleanings.
There are two main types of dental x-rays:
1. Intraoral - The x-ray film is inside the mouth, they are the most common type of x-ray.
2. Extraoral- The x-ray film is outside the mouth, they are used to detect dental problems in the jaw and skull.
Panoramic dental x-ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to capture the entire mouth in one image. It is commonly performed by dentists and oral surgeons in everyday practice and may be used to plan treatment for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
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