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    Frequently Asked Questions About Dental X-Rays

    1. Are Dental X-Rays Safe? 
    Key Findings You Need to Know About. X-rays emit some radiation, but according to the American Dental Association (ADA), radiation exposure due to dental X-rays is minimal in comparison to both human-made and natural radiation sources.

    2. What are dental X-rays used for?
     Dental X-rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination.
    3. Do teeth X-rays hurt?
    Taking X-rays should never be painful, just awkward or uncomfortable at the most. If you happen to have a sensitive gag reflex, you may want to let your dental technician know ahead of time.
    4. What is a Panoramic X-ray?
    Panoramic radiography, also called panoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures, and tissues. … It usually provides details of the bones and teeth.
    5.What are the advantages of taking a panoramic radiograph?
    Panoramic radiography has many advantages including short time for the procedure, greater patient acceptance and cooperation, overall coverage of the dental arches and associated structures (more anatomic structures can be viewed on a panoramic film than on a complete intraoral radiograph series), simplicity, low
    Here at Brickell Dental Care, we offer the most modern digital and panoramic X-rays. Please check our New Patient Spesials here.