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4 Things Dentists Look for With Dental X-Rays

Though most people go for their dental check-up once every six months, some might need to get checked more often while others need less frequent checks. According to your gum and teeth health, the check-up intervals vary between three months to two years. Through a check-up, your dentist can see whether you are experiencing dental issues and help in maintaining your oral health. When you leave problems untreated, you end up experiencing pain, losing teeth, or making future teeth treatment a challenge. Therefore, the best course of action is to deal with the issues as early as possible.

Through dental x-rays, our dentists in Corsi Dental Associates in Woodbury, NJ, can see teeth issues that might not exhibit signs and symptoms yet. This makes treatment easy before the issues become more complicated and painful.

A dentist showing a patient their dental x-ray.

Types of Dental X-Rays

At our facility, we have various types of x-rays used by our dentists to examine the different parts of the oral anatomy. Every x-ray type shows something different. The most popular x-rays are:

The Bitewing X-Rays - Tooth Decay

Through bitewing x-rays, our dentists can see decay areas or cavities that may be invisible or lying in poorly visible regions like between filings or teeth. In addition, any deterioration resulting from gum disease and bone density health may be shown using these x-rays.

Dentist using a tooth and mouth model to show a patient something about their teeth.
Dental x-ray of someone’s teeth.

The Periapical X-Rays - Bone Damage

Similar to the bitewing x-rays, the periapical x-rays are also quite popular. You might have had this x-ray without even knowing it. Through the x-ray, dentists see entire tooth images, roots included. Our dentists can check every tooth individually through the images, ensuring they are all structurally sound with strong and healthy bone levels. Abscesses and cysts can also be caught using periapical x-rays.

 

Types of Dental X-Rays

At our facility, we have various types of x-rays used by our dentists to examine the different parts of the oral anatomy. Every x-ray type shows something different. The most popular x-rays are:

Woman getting a dental x-ray.

Dental x-rays are integral in preventative dental care and need to be taken bi-annually at least. Prevention is better than treatment of your teeth. Come to Corsi Dental Associates in Woodbury, NJ, and let us set you up on the right path towards good oral health.

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