Why would I need dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays allow the dentist to comprehensively view a patient’s oral cavity in order to diagnose possible dental issues. Not everything can be seen with the human eye, especially the roots of teeth and the bone beneath the gum. Dental X-rays can thus be used to:

  • Examine cavities and evaluate the degree of tooth decay;
  • Routinely monitor for periodontal disease;
  • Examine cysts and abscesses;
  • Examine impacted wisdom teeth;
  • Examine the sinus cavities for inflammation;

•Identify any irregularities or potential issues before teeth whitening procedures can be carried out