X-rays show areas of teeth that cannot by seen with a simple oral exam.
An OPG (orthopantomogram) is a wide view x-ray displaying all your teeth on one film, providing a more extensive view of the teeth, supporting bone, jaw and jaw joints (TMD). We use this to assess wisdom teeth, periodontal disease (gum disease) and much more.
X-rays help the dentist find and treat dental problems early in development. This can potentially save you money, unnecessary discomfort, and maybe even your life.