Dental X-rays are a part of the exam and act as a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Dentists can detect issues with X-rays to identify small problems, before they become larger problems, saving you money in the future, by preventing the need for more lengthy and costly procedures or surgeries.
X-rays are primarily used to detect:
- Internal tooth decay (cavities)
- Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
- Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
- Impacted teeth
- Teeth that are still coming in