Bite wing x-rays are the most common x-rays taken in our Laser Family and
Our Houston dentist uses them to:
· find cavities between the teeth
· see tartar on the roots
· find worn-out fillings
· locate receding bone levels from periodontal
A small packet of x-ray film is
placed inside your mouth. When you bite on the tab on the side of the packet,
the film becomes properly aligned to get a picture of your upper and lower
teeth at the same time.
A lead apron is draped over you to protect the rest of your body while
Houston dentist x-rays your mouth.
Dental x-rays use high-speed film, so the amount of radiation exposure
is very low. Though machines vary, bitewing x-rays only add as much radiation
as you'd get from about 3 extra weeks of natural background radiation.
Even if you've recently had other x-rays taken, bitewing x-rays do not
add to that exposure.
Bitewing x-rays are a necessary part of regular dental checkups. They give our Houston dentist vital information that she can't get from any other source.
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