While a dentist’s eye can detect many oral health issues, they may need to perform additional testing to identify problems that are not readily visible. This video explains how x-rays can help you and your dentist.
X-rays afford dentists the opportunity to find dental issues between teeth and under the gumline. Though your dentist may perform a visual search for tooth decay, an x-ray can reveal cavities in crevices where the teeth meet. X-rays can also show the health status of the teeth roots and jawbone. Advanced periodontal disease, mouth tumors, or wisdom teeth typically show up on x-rays, allowing dentists to determine a course of action before these issues become more pronounced.
The Smile Design Center of Baltimore offers general dentistry services to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. To schedule an appointment for a dental examination, call (443) 275-9821.