Guide To Dental X-Rays

The Premier Dental & Oral Health Group Guide To Dental X-Rays

Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? This post from Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark takes a look at dental X-rays.

  • Panoramic
    These pictures help us see everything in one image: the total upper and lower jaw. These are often taken during a patient’s first visit. They are useful for evaluating jaw injuries and seeing emerging teeth in children.
  • Bitewing
    Bitewing X-rays help us see what’s going on between teeth—something that is always required but impossible with a visual exam. They also help us evaluate the jaw bone.
  • Periapical
    These are similar to bite wings but they can get a more detailed picture of the tooth roots and bone. These are generally used to help diagnose an abscess in the root of a tooth.
  • Full-Mouth Series
    This is a combination of periapical and bitewing X-rays. It gives a highly-detailed picture of all the teeth and the surrounding bone structure.

Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool at Premier Dental and Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark. Patients from Lake of the Ozarks and Osage Beach come to our office for general and restorative dentistry, and so much more! Call to schedule an appointment with us today.

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24 North Shore Dr.
Lake Ozark, Missouri


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