Why Do We Take Dental X-rays?
It may seem odd that your dentist requires x-rays of your teeth to be taken every so often since most dental concerns are at a surface level. Yet there are several issues that your dentist cannot see without the use of an x-ray.
Why Dentists Take X-rays
To find cavities and tooth decay – While decay can become apparent on the surface of the tooth, it can be difficult to tell the extent of the damage by examining the surface of the tooth alone. Since decay shows up on an x-ray, they are useful in finding which teeth have cavities, the amount of decay, and how far into the tooth it has ...