Why do dentists take x-rays?

Dentists, including the dentist at our Maple Grove office, examine every part of your and your family’s oral health, making it their top priority to keep your teeth and gums staying strong to last a lifetime. Sometimes that means they need to look below the surface for any issues that might cause complications to ensuring your oral health. X-rays can detect problems that come from inside your teeth and gums, such as various oral diseases, decay, problems with teeth growing in, missing teeth, cysts, growths, and many more detectable problems. With the x-rays that dentists take, they can plan out their course of action to keep you as healthy as can be.