Need to undergo an oral health exam? Trust only Metro Dental clinics. We provide comprehensive dental x-ray services to ensure our patients get proper assessment and diagnosis of their oral health condition. Our team offers a complete inspection of your teeth, mouth, and jaw structure to ensure you get accurate results and evaluation.

    At our clinic, we understand the importance of getting comprehensive dental radiography which is why we only use top-of-the-line equipment in performing the x-ray. Whether it is for a routine dental examination or for diagnosis, we provide complete and detailed x-ray results.

    When Should You Get Dental X-Rays?

    Here at Metro Dental, dental x-rays are typically done during your first dental visit with us.

    This allows our team to see and inspect the overall condition of your mouth, teeth, and jaw.

    Although there are several instances in which we require our patients to get x-rays for better evaluation primarily to allow us to diagnose certain conditions, which include:

    Impacted Teeth
    Infected Teeth
    Tooth Decay & Cavities
    Proper Tracking of Tooth Movement

    How Long Do Dental X-Rays Usually Take?

    Dental x-rays, which are also called radiographs, are pretty straightforward. The process usually takes a few minutes. Your dentist will ask you to bite into something and the filming process will start. The x-ray film will be available minutes after you've undergone the procedure. It's painless and easy so there's nothing to be scared about.

    What Are the Different Types of X-rays?

    There are different types of dental x-rays which will depend on the area and kind of information our dentists might need from. To help you understand, we’ve listed down some of the most common types of radiographs:

    • Bitewing – this will help the dentist to spot any cavities and see how your teeth align.
    • Periapical – this x-ray “focuses” on two teeth, highlighting your whole teeth from the top to the bottom of the roots and everything in between.
    • Panoramic – this type of x-ray is taken to capture an image of your entire mouth. It is commonly performed by an oral surgeon or cosmetic dentist to use it in planning the treatment of patients for dental implants, dentures, braces, Invisalign, and extractions.
    • Occlusal – is the flat map view of your teeth. This is the most common type of x-ray as this is usually performed during annual dental visits.
    • CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) - is a 3D x-ray image of your jaws and teeth. This is usually performed for the assessment of Dental Implants, Bone Grafts, and diagnosis of Root Canals, Fractures, etc.

    If you’re in need of a dental x-ray, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at one of our branches.

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