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Can a radiograph show dental gum infection without the need to probe the gum area?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not always

The soft tissue problems like gingivitis will not show up on x-rays.
See your dentist for clinical evaluation and x-rays.

In brief: Not always

The soft tissue problems like gingivitis will not show up on x-rays.
See your dentist for clinical evaluation and x-rays.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes, but.....

There are many tools that dentists use to properly diagnose and evaluate dental health or disease.
Radiographs show certain issues, the eyes can visual certain apparent conditions and instruments such as periodontal probes evaluate pocket depths. Together, we come up with an accurate diagnosis. Why would one want to limit our ability to render the best evaluation?

In brief: Sometimes, but.....

There are many tools that dentists use to properly diagnose and evaluate dental health or disease.
Radiographs show certain issues, the eyes can visual certain apparent conditions and instruments such as periodontal probes evaluate pocket depths. Together, we come up with an accurate diagnosis. Why would one want to limit our ability to render the best evaluation?
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and No

Radiographs and probing are 2 different ways to evaluate dental conditions.
The information yielded by both techniques is often essential to making an accurate diagnosis. X-rays show information about areas that can't be reached with a probe but it is often important to know if those areas are associated with other findings that can only be determined with probing.

In brief: Yes and No

Radiographs and probing are 2 different ways to evaluate dental conditions.
The information yielded by both techniques is often essential to making an accurate diagnosis. X-rays show information about areas that can't be reached with a probe but it is often important to know if those areas are associated with other findings that can only be determined with probing.
Dr. John DeWolf
Dr. John DeWolf
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