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REASONS FOR DENTAL X-RAYS

Reasons for X-rays:
bulletDetermine presence of unusually shaped roots
bulletDetermine the existence of an abscess
bulletStudy root involvement and location in relationship with your sinuses
bulletFind hidden decay
bulletLocate the presence of cysts
bulletLocate hidden calculus
bulletDetermine the presence of tumors
bulletExamine  area being considered for a bridge
bulletStudy primary teeth 
bulletLocate a fistula
bulletDetermine if all permanent teeth are present
bulletDetermine presence and location of foreign objects 
bulletDetermine condition of root canal filled teeth

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Looking a jaw joint for TMJ/TMD

bulletDetermine presence of  a fracture
bulletDetermine condition of deep restorations
bulletDetermine reasons for pressure sensitivity
bulletDetermine if decay is located in abnormal areas
bulletDetermine presence of ill-fitting restorations and overhangs
bulletDetermine condition of supporting bone
bulletDetermine amount of bone destruction in gum disease
bulletStudy  impacted teeth
bulletDetermine health of teeth being considered to support a fixed
bulletDetermine if extra teeth are present
bulletDetermine sinus condition

New X-Ray Guidelines 2005

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