Dental X-rays are used much more than just for detecting tooth decay and cavities. Dentists also use them to survey teeth or bone anomalies, diagnose dental disorders and/or prepare orthodontic treatment. With dental X-rays, dentists can now perform these oral surveys without the need of direct visual exam, making the procedure comfortable and convenient for the patient.
But did you know there are different types of dental X-rays used by dentists for different occasions? You may have seen one but you haven't seen them all; each one has various uses, depending on the goal. Here are the five kinds of dental X-rays:
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