Did you know that the X-ray was discovered on November 8, 1895 when Wilhelm Rontgen discovered the treated cardboard he was using in routine experiments glowed in certain situations? Two weeks later, he took the first picture using X-rays: the bones in his wife’s hand.
Today X-rays are an important tool for dental treatment because they can detect damage to teeth and gums that can’t be seen during a routine visual exam. X-rays can help your dentist find:
- Impacted teeth
- Abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors
Want to get a closer look at dental X-rays? Check out our infographic: