Dental X-Rays are essential, diagnostic tools that provide information not visible during a dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden problems and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Dental X-Rays reveal abscesses, cysts, bone loss, any abnormalities in TMJ problems, tooth decay, teeth developmental abnormalities, poor tooth and root positions, and problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
A digital panoramic dental x-ray captures the entire mouth in one image.
"The treatment for temporomandibular joint, where you feel pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. You can feel your TM joints by placing your fingers directly in front of your ears and opening your mouth. What you're feeling are the rounded ends of your lower jaw as they glide along the joint socket of your temporal bone (that's the part of your skull that contains your inner ear and temple)."