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Did you know that there are multiple dental X-Rays today that can help diagnose as well as prevent dental issues? Generally, the X-Rays are placed into two different categories: intraoral and extraoral. The X-Rays that are placed in these categories are:

Periapical: A periapical X-Ray is a great way to see an entire tooth. The X-Ray shows the crown all the way down to the root and bone of the tooth.

Bite-Wing: A bite-wing X-Ray offers a visual of the upper and lower molars. The X-Ray shows how these teeth touch one another and it also shows any tooth decay that is present between the teeth.

Panoramic: A panoramic X-Ray is one that shows the entire face, including the teeth, jaws, nose, sinuses, and jaw joints. This type of X-Ray is generally used when a patient needs orthodontic treatment or a dental implant.

Occlusal: An occlusal X-Ray shows the floor of the mouth to show the upper and lower jaw. This is a great way to examine the bite. This X-Ray can also highlight the development of children’s baby and permanent teeth.

These X-Rays are painless and extremely beneficial. They can help your dentist identify tooth decay, examine the tooth roots, check the health of the underlying bone, identify periodontal disease, and see the status of developing teeth. Each characteristic is important because it helps you achieve the oral health you deserve.

For more information about dental X-Rays in Allen, Texas, please call our team today at 972-727-7269. Dr. Dean Doles and his team are here to help you (and your family) achieve the smile you deserve!