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What types of dental problems can X-ray films help detect?
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Most commonly used to detect decay and bone loss Also helpful in detecting abscess formation, bony abnormalities, tumors, defects, additional or impacted teeth.
Used to evaluate health of root canal treated tooth and condition of the bone to see if it has healed. We use special ones in assessing bone contours, nerve canals, and sinus locations for dental implant treatment. Good Luck.

In brief: Many
Most commonly used to detect decay and bone loss Also helpful in detecting abscess formation, bony abnormalities, tumors, defects, additional or impacted teeth.
Used to evaluate health of root canal treated tooth and condition of the bone to see if it has healed. We use special ones in assessing bone contours, nerve canals, and sinus locations for dental implant treatment. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Dental X-rays detect
Dental X-rays are a useful to help your dentist detecting damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. An important part of your dental examination is dental X-rays that can catch cavities, check the health of the roots and bone surrounding the tooth before they grow out of hand.

In brief: Dental X-rays detect
Dental X-rays are a useful to help your dentist detecting damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. An important part of your dental examination is dental X-rays that can catch cavities, check the health of the roots and bone surrounding the tooth before they grow out of hand.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
In brief: Early detection
Dental radiographs can detect infection in the bone, bone loss, tooth decay, tumors, fractures, anomalies, as well as identification for missing or unidentified persons.

In brief: Early detection
Dental radiographs can detect infection in the bone, bone loss, tooth decay, tumors, fractures, anomalies, as well as identification for missing or unidentified persons.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
In brief: Cavities
Finding cavities between the teeth when they are very small and can't be seen when looking in the mouth.
It is much better to restore teeth when the cavities are small. Also x-rays can be used to see infections and other abnormalities around tooth roots.

In brief: Cavities
Finding cavities between the teeth when they are very small and can't be seen when looking in the mouth.
It is much better to restore teeth when the cavities are small. Also x-rays can be used to see infections and other abnormalities around tooth roots.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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