Why a Dentist Might Take an X-Ray
Simply put, a dentist will take an x-ray to see what we cannot see in an oral exam. But what are a few scenarios in which a dentist might take an x-ray?
If you are a new patient at a practice, the dentist may want a clear full picture of your oral health. They’ll also review your dental and medical history and give a full oral exam. They are looking for anything that may need to be addressed right away or down the line concerning your oral health. The x-ray not only helps them see possible decay, but with it they can also check for bone fractures, tumors, cysts and even sinus ...