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A dental X-ray is one of the most common diagnostic tools used to provide the dentist with more information on your teeth and the structure of your gums.

It is commonly used by dentists prior to commencing any dental work such as fitting of dentures, extractions and when creating impressions of your teeth for gum shields and teeth whitening.

What happens in a Dental X-ray?

There are two main types of dental x-rays: intraoral (the x-ray film is inside the mouth) and extraoral (the x-ray film is outside the mouth). Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of x-ray. There are several types of intraoral x-rays. Each shows different aspects of the upper and lower teeth.

Extraoral x-rays are used to detect dental problems in the jaw and skull and can be used to aid more complex treatments like orthodontics.

Dental computed tomography (CT) is a type of imaging that looks at interior structures in 3-D (three dimensions). This type of imaging is used to find problems in the bones of the face such as cysts, tumors, and fractures. CT scans are also useful in implant work and more complex root canal treatment.

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