X-rays can reveal problems that the naked eye can't spot. The images X-rays create can show cavities, concealed teeth like wisdom teeth, and bone loss below the gums.
Dental X-rays come in different types. The commonly used types are bitewing X-rays, periapical X-rays, occlusal X-rays, panoramic X-rays, and digital X-rays.
- Bitewing X-rays check for tooth decay between the teeth and alignment of the upper and lower teeth. These X-rays show the upper and lower back teeth in one view.
- Periapical X-rays help find issues below the gum line or in the jaw like impacted teeth, tumors, cysts, and abscesses. These X-rays show the entire tooth from the exposed crown to the end of the root and bones supporting the tooth.
- Occlusal X-rays give a view of the mouth's roof and floor to identify the existence of extra teeth, teeth that have not broken through the gums, fractures on the jaw, cleft palate, cysts, and abscesses.
- Panoramic X-rays show a comprehensive view of the teeth, the nasal area, and the jaws including the temporomandibular joints. Panoramic X-rays can reveal problems like impacted teeth, abnormalities of the bones, cysts, tumors, infections, and fractures.
- Digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of photographic film. They have 10% of the radiation that a normal X-ray has - less radiation than a roundtrip neighbor island flight.
Hawaii Family Dental uses digital X-rays.
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- More moms have referred us than any other dental office in Hawaii since 1986
- Honolulu Magazine recognized 35 "Best Dentist" at Hawaii Family Dental in 2017, five times more than anyone
- Hawaii Family Dental is the only office has every specialty
- 11 convenient locations throughout Hawaii
- Extended weekday and weekend hours
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