Dental x-rays

Alternative Names

X-ray – teeth; Radiograph – dental; Bitewings; Periapical film; Panoramic film

Definition of Dental x-rays

Dental x-rays are a type of picture of the teeth and mouth. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. They are of higher energy, however, and can penetrate the body to form an image on film.

Review

Jack D Rosenberg, DDS, Advanced Dental Care, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, M.D., MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/22/2010

Tooth anatomy
Development of baby teeth
Development of permanent teeth

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