X-rays are divided into two main categories, intra-oral and extra-oral.

Intra-oral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth.   An extra-oral X-ray is taken outside of the mouth.

We have the ability to use intra-oral digital x-rays and extra-oral 2D panoramic and extra-oral 3D imaging. 

3D Low Dose digital x-rays are an important part of modern dental services.  They provide the us with the ability to see and diagnose  dental problems like never before.  This is an in office diagnostic tool that takes only minutes to use.  3D provides a visual aid so we can show you and explain to you what we have learned and the possible treatment options.  

3D Digital Cone Beam X-Ray

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are pictures that are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative by helping us diagnose potential oral care issues in your mouth before they become a problem.  An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense and hard tissue.  Teeth, bone, fillings and crowns are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through soft tissue like gums and cheeks.

This button is a link to the website of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. (RSNA)​.  There you can learn more about panoramic x-rays.   This is not part of, or controlled by this website.

Radiology Info Org Link

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David M Mayer DMD