The Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Guide To Dental X-Rays

The Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Guide To Dental X-Rays

Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? This blog post from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle takes a look at dental X-rays.

If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay motionless while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic X-ray taken. These pictures help dentists see everything in one image: the complete upper and lower jaw.

Bitewing X-rays help us see what’s going on between teeth—something that is always needed but impossible with a visual exam. They also help us evaluate the jaw bone.

These are similar to bite wings but can get a more distinct picture of the tooth roots and bone. These are frequently used to help diagnose an abscess in the root of a tooth.

Full-Mouth Series
This is a combination of periapical and bitewing X-rays. It gives a highly-detailed picture of all the teeth and the surrounding bone structure.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

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