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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

By September 2, 2019May 4th, 2022No Comments

Apex, NC cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Providing premium dental care is much easier for us at Cary Family Dental when we have comprehensive information about the dental health of our patients.

Pictures are more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth are worth even more than a thousand words. So, along with a thorough visual analysis, we like to have complete and up-to-date X-rays. For most patients, we update our x-rays once a year.

There are several types of x-rays:

  • Bite-Wing x-rays give us a picture of the upper and lower back teeth. We can see how they touch each other and see if there is any decay.
  • Panoramic x-rays give us the big picture: a view of the teeth, jaws and jaw joints, nasal area, and even the sinuses. These are especially useful if we think the patient may need orthodontics or a dental implant.
  • Occlusal x-rays show us the floor of the mouth, and the bite of the upper or lower jaw. They’re good for showing the development of children’s teeth, both the baby and permanent teeth.

X-rays use radiation, but are designed to minimize patient exposure.

At Cary Family Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care. Our services include general and family dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.


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1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina

915 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina


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