Dental X-rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination. Dental X-rays may also be done as follow-up after dental treatments.
A Full-Mouth series of periapical X-rays (about 14 to 21 X-ray films) is most often done during a your first visit.
Bitewing X-rays are used during checkups to look for tooth decay.
Dental X-Rays are scheduled every 6 months based on your personal needs, risk and signs of oral disease.
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