Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)

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This two-page handout uses text and photographs to educate people about the use of radiographs, commonly know as x-rays, as a diagnostic tool in dental care. It explains that x-rays help the dentist determine the presence and degree of dental cavities, periodontal disease, abscesses and abnormal growths, and impacted or unerupted teeth. It discusses different types of x-rays, including bitewings, full set, panorex, periapical (PA), and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) or 3-dimensional x-rays. The document clarifies how much radiation each type of x-ray contains, why they are used and how frequently they are used, and what the dentist does to limit a person's dental x-ray exposure.

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California Dental Association
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Dental care, Dental caries, Dentists, Gingiva, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Radiography, dental, Tooth, X-Rays
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Date Last Reviewed:
5/30/2017
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