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Occlusal X-ray Edmonton

Occlusal X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool in dentistry, providing insights into the roof and floor of the mouth. These specialized X-rays are used to detect a range of dental and oral health issues, and they play a crucial role in helping Dr. Monica Lau at ABC Dental Care in Edmonton, AB, provide comprehensive care to patients like you.

When Are Occlusal X-rays Necessary?

Occlusal X-rays serve several important purposes in dentistry:

  • Identifying Extra Teeth: These X-rays can reveal the presence of extra teeth (supernumerary teeth) in the oral cavity, a condition that may require intervention.
  • Monitoring Tooth Development: Dentists use occlusal X-rays to monitor the development and eruption of teeth that have not yet broken through the gums.
  • Detecting Jaw Fractures: Occlusal X-rays can help identify fractures or injuries to the jawbone, assisting in the diagnosis and treatment planning for such cases.
  • Evaluating Palate Health: They are useful in assessing the condition of the palate, including identifying a cleft palate or other anomalies.
  • Locating Cysts, Abscesses, or Growths: Occlusal X-rays can reveal the presence of cysts, abscesses, tumors, or other abnormal growths in the oral and maxillofacial region.
  • Foreign Object Detection: In cases where a foreign object may have entered the mouth or become lodged in the oral tissues, occlusal X-rays can help locate and determine the appropriate course of action.

Your Oral Health and Occlusal X-rays

As part of your comprehensive dental care, occlusal X-rays may be recommended by Dr. Monica Lau to ensure a thorough evaluation of your oral health. These X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool, allowing for early detection and intervention in various dental and oral conditions.

At ABC Dental Care in Edmonton, AB, we are committed to providing you with the highest standard of dental care. If you have any concerns about your oral health, if you've experienced any dental issues, or if it's time for your regular checkup, please don't hesitate to contact us at (780) 486-0788. Our team is here to address your dental needs and keep your smile healthy.

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