Dental X-rays often play a major role in routine dental exams. X-rays can reveal vital information about the state of your dental health. Our Beverly Hills dental X-rays specialist can use dental X-rays to identify hidden cavities, gum disease, osteoporosis or problems with developing teeth. Dental X-rays are often used in children to reveal the number and position of teeth. Two main types of dental X-rays are used: intraoral X-rays and extraoral X-rays.
Intraoral Dental X-rays Beverly Hills
Bite-wing, periapical and occlusal X-rays are all intraoral X-rays, which means they are taken from inside the mouth. Bite-wing X-rays can be used to reveal tooth decay and gum disease and ensure that restorations will fit properly and are continuing to function properly. Periapical X-rays are used to reveal details about an individual tooth or several teeth from the root to the crown. Occlusal X-rays are designed to reveal an entire arch of teeth and may be used to show tooth and jaw development. Our specialist for dental X-rays in Beverly Hills will generally use one or more type of dental X-rays in order to diagnose any existing problems and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Extraoral X-rays Beverly Hills
Panoramic X-rays are considered extraoral, or X-rays that are taken from outside the mouth. They reveal all the teeth, the jawbone and other oral structures. Our Beverly Hills dental X-rays specialist may use panoramic X-rays to identify impacted teeth or other dental health problems. Other types of extraoral X-rays may also be used for developing an orthodontic treatment plan, identify tumors or place dental implants.
In some cases, our specialist for dental X-rays in Beverly Hills may also use digital imaging, which can be used instead of or in addition to traditional dental X-rays. Digital imaging can produce almost immediate results that our dentist can share with patients so that they can better understand their options.
Contact our Beverly Hills dentist today to schedule your next checkup or to learn how dental X-rays can help you better manage your dental health.