PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What problems can dental X-rays detect in children?

ANSWER

In children, dental X-rays are used to:

  • Watch for decay
  • See if there's enough space in the mouth to fit all incoming teeth
  • See if primary teeth are being lost quickly enough to let permanent teeth come in properly
  • Check the development of wisdom teeth and see if they're impacted (unable to emerge through the gums)

From: When to Get Dental X-Rays WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 12, 2018
Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 12, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

How often should teeth be X-rayed?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: