Digital Bitewing X-Rays
Bitewing x-rays are the most common x-rays taken in dentistry. They show the upper and lower teeth. We especially use the x-rays to examine the in-between surfaces of your teeth.
Bitewing x-rays are a necessary part of regular dental checkups. They give us vital information that we cannot get from any other source.
Benefits of bitewing x-rays
These x-rays give us valuable information about a variety of oral conditions, including—
- cavities between the teeth.
- tartar on the tooth roots.
- worn-out or broken fillings or crowns.
- receding bone levels resulting from periodontal disease.
Procedure for taking digital bitewing x-rays
First we cover you with a lead apron to protect your body while we take x-rays of your mouth. Then we place a small sensor inside your mouth so that it lines up properly to get a picture of your upper and lower teeth at the same time.
Safety of digital bitewing x-rays
Digital x-ray sensors are quite sensitive, so the amount of radiation exposure is very low. In fact, compared to conventional x-rays, digital x-ray systems can reduce the amount of radiation up to 80 percent.