Here’s a 3 minutes and 31 seconds video Dental X-Rays Made Easy.
What Are Dental X-Rays?
Dental X-rays produce images of more dense structures of the mouth. Bones, teeth, metallic objects, and some soft tissue.
How Does It Work?
A small amount of electromagnetic radiation (X-rays) is passed through the mouth.
X-rays easily pass through soft tissue, but dense structures interfere with the X-rays.
Film or a digital sensor is placed inside the mouth and records the X-rays after they pass through the mouth.
The image reveals the dense matter underneath the soft tissue.
What Can X-Rays Show Us?
- Bone loss
- Impacted teeth
- Hidden dental structures
- Gum disease
Frequently Asked Questions
How long? X-rays only takes a few minutes.
How often? Children: Every 1 – 2 years. Adults: Every 2 – 3 years.
Is it safe? Dosage for a full mouth exposure is very small, about 0.15 mSv (millisieverts) for film, and even less for digital.
Collateral exposure is prevented by lead shields.
Does it hurt? X-rays are painless.
Film V. Digital
Film X-rays have been used for many years, are very reliable, but require chemical developing.
Digital X-rays are much faster and easier to use, and in recent years have become more reliable and increased in visual quality.
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Dental X-Rays Made Easy
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