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.
An Overview of Gum Disease
WebMD's guide to gum disease, also called gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Broken Jaw Basics
WebMD explains how a broken jaw is treated.