Extraoral x-rays are perfect for gaggers and people with small mouths! Regular check up films are taken without the sensor being placed in your mouth. Other types of extraoral x-rays focus mainly on the jaw and skull. These x-rays show impacted teeth, monitor growth & development of your jaws, and identify any potential problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The digital format has several advantages:
1- Digital x-rays use much less radiation than conventional film x-rays.
2- Digital x-rays allow use various image enhancers to improve diagnostic abilities.
3- Because the images are shown on a big screen, you can visualize and understand your dental issues. Patient education is paramount at Dayspring Dental!