Dental X-rays are essential for specific dental treatments, and even in the consultation session. This is used to detect the issue which may be causing the pain. It is a preliminary treatment for orthodontics, root canal treatments, dental implants, certain oral surgical procedures and tooth extractions. However, these X-rays are mandatory and essential during and before any treatment.
Dental X-rays which are no older than 3 months can be used for these procedures, although if the patient does not have an x-ray, the dentist will take one. There are two types, the first is an intraoral X-ray and the second is a panoramic X-ray. An intraoral X-ray is a radiographic image of an individual tooth. A panoramic radiograph is a panoramic scanning of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear.