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Why do we need X-Rays?

X-rays in the dental world are used for various reasons, our largest X-ray is used to see whether wisdom teeth are placed and for a more broad view of the mouth, as well as the bone levels that the teeth sit in. Otherwise, as we get smaller, the next one is called a Bitewing, and that’s used most commonly for the check up appointments. And to just see how all the existing restorations are going and if there is any new decay can also be used to check the bone levels in some patients. Otherwise, the next smallest is called a pre apical to get very technical and that’s used to just concentrate on one or two teeth where we want to see the full length of the tooth in a lot more detail. The radiation varies for each of those radiographs, and none is more than going on a plane to Sydney. So that’s good.