What are dental X-rays?
When you complain of a tooth problem, the first thing your dentist will do is conduct a visual examination of your mouth to find out the cause of the problem. However, visual inspection is not always enough to get a complete status of your dental health. This is where dental X-rays add value. It’s a procedure that allows your dentist to pinpoint possible diseases or decay that are not usually seen by the naked eye.
This procedure is also known as a radiograph, and it works by allowing your dentist to check and see what happens inside and between your teeth. They are also important because they help your dentist a clear and complete picture of your teeth. They also offer reliable insights into your teeth’ overall condition, facial bone structure, jaw replacement, and roots. Through these x-rays, dental issues are discovered and treated even before they advance and get too serious.