Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These x-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay and impacted teeth. Dental x-rays may seem complex but they’re actually very common tools that are just as important as your teeth cleanings.
If you are, or think you may be pregnant, it is important to inform your dental care professional.