There are two main types of dental X-rays: intraoral (the x-ray film is inside the mouth) and extraoral (the x-ray film is outside the mouth).
Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of X-ray. There are several types of intraoral x-rays. Each shows different aspects of teeth.
Extraoral xXrays are used to detect dental problems in the jaw and skull. There are several types of extraoral x-rays.
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