What Are Full Mouth X-Rays?
Full mouth x-rays consist of a sequence of 12 to 20 individual periapical x-rays or radiographs of all the teeth in your child’s mouth. This type of evaluation is generally conducted on the new patient whereas bitewing x-rays are normally taken during regular checkups.
Why Are They Useful?
Full mouth x-rays are used to show the teeth, gums and the bone around each tooth from a variety of angles. This multitude allows our dentist to evaluate all the teeth for decay, and to check for signs of infection in the adjacent hard tissue and for possible nerve damage within each tooth.
D0210 – Intraoral complete series (FMX)