Dental X-Ray

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense tissue. Teeth and bone are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through gums and cheeks.

X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral. Intraoral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth. An extraoral X-ray is taken outside of the mouth.

Intraoral X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays allow dentists to :

  • Find cavities
  • Look at the tooth roots
  • Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
  • Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue
  • See the status of developing teeth
  • Otherwise, monitor good tooth health through prevention

  • Services Provided :

    • Orthopantomogram (OPG)
    • Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
    • Cephalogram
    • Temporo Mandibular Joint’s View
    • Intra-Oral Peripheral View
    • Occlusal View
    • Parallel X-Ray
    • Antero-Posterior & Lateral View
    • Radiovisuograph (RVG)

    Oral Medicine & Radiologists :