To Provide Comprehensive Quality Care
X-rays can show decay that may not normally be seen directly in the mouth, for example: under a filling, or between teeth.
They can show whether you have an infection in the root of your tooth and how severe the infection is.
In children an x-ray can show any teeth which haven’t come through yet, and let the dentist see whether there is enough space for the teeth to come through.
It can show any impacted wisdom teeth in adults that may need to be removed, before they cause any problems.
You should always tell your dentist if you are pregnant. They will take extra care and will probably not use X-rays unless they really have to, particularly during the first three months.