Health Tip: X-Rays at the Dentist

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy teeth require more than good dental hygiene and regular cleanings. Dental X-rays can show potential abnormalities that your dentist couldn't otherwise see, indicating how healthy your teeth really are.

Here's a list of what dental X-rays can be used to identify, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • The number, size and position of all teeth.
  • Teeth that are impacted or those that haven't emerged.
  • Cavities.
  • Damage to the bones surrounding the teeth.
  • Abscesses.
  • Fractures in the jaw.
  • Other abnormalities of the teeth or jaw.

null
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...