How Dental X-Rays Are Used
X-rays can enable dentists to detect decay or damage which may not be easily visible to the naked eye. They can reveal cavities concealed by fillings or hidden in the gaps between teeth. Bone disease, periodontitis, abscesses, cysts, and tumors can also show up on X-rays. Watch this video to find out more about the importance of X-rays as a diagnostic tool.
The video emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis to help prevent long-term dental problems. It explains that X-rays involve the use of a small dose of localized radiation. It shows that a lead collar may be used to further minimize radiation exposure for vulnerable patients such as children and pre-menopausal women. The number of X-rays needed will vary from patient to patient.
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