Are Dental X-Rays Really Necessary?

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Are Dental X-Rays Really Necessary?

The only time dental X-rays are not necessary is if you don't have teeth! And even then sometimes X-rays are necessary so dentists can ensure that a patient has a healthy mouth. The saying ‘what you can't see can't hurt you,' is completely wrong. What you can't see can hurt you but dental X-rays help to avoid issues.

At All Dental Center we use Panoramic and Intraoral X-rays.

Panoramic X-rays;

A Panoramic X-ray creates a two-dimensional picture of the entire mouth in one image. This includes the upper and lower jaws, the teeth and all surrounding tissues and structures. This type of medical imaging is a diagnostic tool that allows dentists to identify many different oral issues. 


  • Decay that has formed between teeth.
  • Decay that has formed beneath a filling. 
  • Abscesses 
  • Infections
  • Periodontal disease
  • Cysts
  • Tumors 
  • Oral Cancer 
  • Impacted Teeth 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) 

Intraoral X-rays;

The most common form of X-rays used in dental offices is Intraoral. These X-rays provide a very high level of detail and allow dentists to locate cavities, inspect tooth roots, view the bone around a tooth and they are used to see if newly developing teeth are forming properly. 

CT Scans;

Patients at All Dental Center that are getting implants or other dental procedures may be given a CT scan prior to any work being completed. A CT scan provides a three-dimensional view of the mouth allowing dentists to look for fine details such as nerve endings and sinus cavities before preforming surgery. 

All Dental Center Has the Equipment

From X-rays to cleanings or fillings to teeth whitening, All Dental Center has the state-of-the-art equipment and services necessary to keep you smiling for years to come! 

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