X-rays | Woodside Dental Practice Aberdeen
Intra-oral X-rays are the most common type of X-ray taken and provide a lot of detail, allowing your dentist to find decay, check the health of the tooth root and bone surrounding the tooth, check the status of developing teeth, and monitor the general health of your teeth and jawbone. X-rays can often pick up problems at an early stage long before you begin to feel any pain or discomfort. Although there is a risk with taking dental x-rays, this is outweighed by the diagnostic benefit.
If required we can arrange to have an extraoral X-rays taken (OPT), this shows us the teeth, but their main focus is the jaw and skull. This type of x-ray is useful when assessing impacted teeth, monitoring growth and development of the jaws in relation to the teeth and to identify potential problems between teeth and jaw and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or other bones of the face.