Teeth X-Rays Lafayette, LA

Radiographs (X-rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Radiographs detect much more than cavities. They may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone disease, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. Bitewing X-rays, which show the upper and lower back teeth, are used to check for decay between the teeth. Periapical X-rays, which show the entire tooth from the crown to the root, are used to find dental problems below the gumline such as abscesses, cysts, or impacted teeth. Panoramic X-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular joints. These X-rays are used to show problems such as missing or impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, tumors, infections, and fractures. Radiographs allow the dentists at Gonsoulin Dentistry in Lafayette to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination. The American Dental Association recommends dental radiographs approximately once per year.