Dental X-Rays Directory
Dental X-rays can help your dentist find tooth decay, abscesses, gum disease, and bone loss and prepare for your oral surgery. Children usually have their mouths X-rayed more often than adults. These X-rays are generally safe, but pregnant women should try to avoid X-rays until after the baby is delivered. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how often dental X-rays are done, why they are useful, and much more.
When to Get Dental X-Rays
Dental X-rays of your teeth, gums, jaw, and other structures are important to oral health. Find out when you need them.
Learn More About Dental X-Rays
WebMD provides an overview of dental diagnostic tests, including what they show about your oral health.
Broken Jaw Basics
WebMD explains how a broken jaw is treated.
An Overview of Gum Disease
WebMD's guide to gum disease, also called gingivitis and periodontal disease.