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What's the nonfinancial purpose of dental x-rays?
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diagnosis
Diagnosis of those areas which are not visible during the clinical exam. We often detect decay, abscesses, bone defects, tumors, progressive bone loss, and other dental diseases and abnormalities.
By detecting them early the prognosis is often much better.

In brief: Diagnosis
Diagnosis of those areas which are not visible during the clinical exam. We often detect decay, abscesses, bone defects, tumors, progressive bone loss, and other dental diseases and abnormalities.
By detecting them early the prognosis is often much better.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Mikel Newman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diagnosis
X-rays allow the dentist to see things that are not apparent in the clinical exam. We can detect decay in between the teeth, bone loss, and many other pathologies.
In order to provide treatment, your dentist must be able to fully diagnose your needs. In order to do this, we need to take x-rays, do a good clinical examination and take the patient's health history and symptoms into account.

In brief: Diagnosis
X-rays allow the dentist to see things that are not apparent in the clinical exam. We can detect decay in between the teeth, bone loss, and many other pathologies.
In order to provide treatment, your dentist must be able to fully diagnose your needs. In order to do this, we need to take x-rays, do a good clinical examination and take the patient's health history and symptoms into account.
Dr. Mikel Newman
Dr. Mikel Newman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Diagnosis and Record
X-rays are an important tool for dentists to diagnose dental diseases.
The dental X-rays also have been used as a record for Medicolegal Investigation.

In brief: Diagnosis and Record
X-rays are an important tool for dentists to diagnose dental diseases.
The dental X-rays also have been used as a record for Medicolegal Investigation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
In brief: Financial?
Dentists take radiographs (x-rays) and perform many types of examinations (visual, oral cancer-velscope, periodontal, diagnodent, occlusal, etc) not for financial reasons (no one will ever get rich taking dental x-rays).
We take them to have as much patient information possible so that we may discover problems earlier and diagnose more thoroughly.

In brief: Financial?
Dentists take radiographs (x-rays) and perform many types of examinations (visual, oral cancer-velscope, periodontal, diagnodent, occlusal, etc) not for financial reasons (no one will ever get rich taking dental x-rays).
We take them to have as much patient information possible so that we may discover problems earlier and diagnose more thoroughly.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
In brief: Better diagnosis
The dentist better treat the person using dental x-rays.
He or she can diagnose what is happening in someone's mouth if all the structures can be seen.

In brief: Better diagnosis
The dentist better treat the person using dental x-rays.
He or she can diagnose what is happening in someone's mouth if all the structures can be seen.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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