Dental X-Rays

WHY ARE DENTAL X-RAYS NECESSARY?

Dental x-rays are an important part of oral healthcare. By giving us a full picture of the health of your teeth, gums, and bone structure, x-rays enable us to treat and prevent countless oral health problems.

 

For children and adolescents, dental x-rays allow us to assess the growth and development of the teeth, intervening as necessary. In this way, they provide your child with access to the most healthy and beautiful smile possible.

As part of your dental exam and cleaning appointment at Magnolia Family Dental, you may require dental x-rays. This dental technology serves many purposes, with the end goal of serving you and addressing your oral healthcare needs more effectively.

 

Although we can easily assess the health of your gums and the surface of your teeth through a visual exam, the underlying root and bone structure of your mouth remain hidden. Regular dental x-rays give us an accurate picture of the health of your mouth. This allows us to address any underlying decay or issues with growth before they become a much more serious issue.

TYPES OF DENTAL X-RAYS

There are several types of dental x-rays. Each type of x-ray serves a unique purpose in diagnosing or assessing the various structures of the mouth. Dental x-rays fall under two categories: intraoral x-rays and extraoral x-rays.

 

Intraoral X-Rays

 

The most common type of dental x-rays that we use at Magnolia Family Dental Care full under the category of intraoral x-rays. This type of x-ray is taken inside the mouth. During this type of x-ray, we are able to look at several aspects of oral health including the following:

 

  • Assess the health of the tooth roots
  • Check the bone structure surrounding the teeth
  • Find existing cavities
  • Look for signs of gum disease
  • Check on developing teeth

 

Intraoral x-rays are also incredibly valuable for fitting crowns or during other types of restorative dentistry procedures.

Extraoral X-Rays

 

Extraoral x-rays are the second category of dental x-rays. These are taken outside of the mouth and offer a different perspective than intraoral x-rays. While intraoral x-rays are used to look primarily at the teeth, extraoral x-rays are used mainly for viewing the jawbone and skull.

 

Extraoral x-rays are used to diagnose problems with the alignment of the jaw such as TMJ and to monitor the growth of the jaw. This type of dental x-ray is also valuable for identifying impacted teeth and even potential tumors. Extraoral x-rays aid greatly in the procedure for dental implants or necessary extractions.

 

As you can see, dental x-rays are an important part of modern dental care. Because of the additional information they provide, we are able to provide our patients with dental care that is both effective and efficient in treating their dental care issues, whether visible to the naked eye or otherwise.

 

Magnolia Family Dental Care is proud to provide our patients with access to the most advanced tools and technology in dental care. This is just another way we strive to put the needs of our patients first and foremost in our practice. Contact Magnolia Family Dental Care today to schedule your next appointment and experience personalized dental care for yourself!

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