Taking these images allows us to properly diagnose and provide treatment in dentistry.
Read below to find out why.
1. Look for decay between the teeth
Sometimes cavities are not visible with the naked eye.
2. Check for Bone Loss
X-rays will show areas of bone loss, the severity, and the type of bone loss.
3. Check for decay under fillings and crowns.
X-rays can be the only way too check these areas.
4. Look for infections at the tip of the roots.
X-rays confirm an infection near the bone, and localize the lesion.
5. Identify calculus
X-rays can show calculus forming on the teeth and the severity of it.
6. Provide information during dental procedures
X-rays show existing procedures of the teeth and surrounding structures (root canal therapy, implants).
Allows dental professionals to document condition at a specific point in time and aid in developing a treatment plan.