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What types of x-rays do dentists take?

There are several types of dental x-rays that the dentist may recommend in order to appropriately assess your mouth.  

Different dental X-rays look for different dental issues such as between-teeth cavities, tooth roots, jaws, and sinuses.  

Bitewing X-Rays:

Look for cavities between the teeth or where the teeth are touching

Periapical X-Rays:

Visualize the entire root of a single tooth

Panoramic X-rays:

Capture the entire lower third of the face to assess all teeth, jaws, and sinuses

CBCT X-rays:

Have multiple uses including panoramic x-rays, 3-D x-rays and extra oral bitewing x-rays.  

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