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What types of xrays do dentist take for your teeth?

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In brief: Dental Radiographs

Which include bitewings, periapicals, occlusals.
Extraoral radiographs include panoramic, cephalometric, and various views of the skull and facial bones.

In brief: Dental Radiographs

Which include bitewings, periapicals, occlusals.
Extraoral radiographs include panoramic, cephalometric, and various views of the skull and facial bones.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Jennifer Goldman
Most commonly, a dentist will take a full set of X-rays once every 5 years. That consists of about 18 films. Then every 6 months to a year, they will take 4 bite-wing X-rays and single films as needed to address any teeth they suspect a problem with.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Problem specific

Dentists will sometimes need to take dental x-rays, jaw x-rays, skull x-rays to do a complete examination or to provide detail of a specific problem. They are used to identify, diagnose, treat, or rule out pathology.
Although all radiation is cumulative, dental x-rays are extremely low dose.

In brief: Problem specific

Dentists will sometimes need to take dental x-rays, jaw x-rays, skull x-rays to do a complete examination or to provide detail of a specific problem. They are used to identify, diagnose, treat, or rule out pathology.
Although all radiation is cumulative, dental x-rays are extremely low dose.
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