Dental x-rays are often necessary when assessing your oral health as they provide a picture of areas the dentist cannot see. Most dentists recommend having bitewings (small intraoral x-rays of your back teeth) taken every two years during your oral examination to prevent any decay progressing unchecked.
To ensure you get a full picture of everything that is going on inside your mouth, we have also equipped our surgery with intra-oral cameras.
Another type of x-ray you may be required to have taken is an OPG. This is an extra-oral x-ray that shows your upper and lower jaw, sinuses and jaw joint as a whole. It provides a good general picture of your teeth, their relative positions and angulations in the jaw and the basic shapes and angulations of their roots.