Radiographs are an important tool dentists have used for years to help check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues that are not always visible to the naked eye.
Bitewings - These x-rays allow us to check for cavities between your back teeth. The grooves in your molars can be a hotspot for cavities, so bitewings help us get a clearer image of this area.
Full Mouth Series - This set of x-rays is done every 3-5 years to check each of your teeth in detail from top to bottom. Seeing each tooth in detail is the best way to diagnose hidden decay and gum disease on all your teeth, not just your molars.
Panoramic - This radiograph captures your entire mouth in one image and shows your teeth, your upper and lower jaw, and the surrounding tissues. Since we can see your entire mouth, we can diagnose any bone issues or advanced periodontal disease you may have. In some cases, a CT scan may be necessary to show any bone issues in greater detail.