The Role of X-Rays in Periodontal Disease Diagnosis

Pointing to tooth on digital x-ray

The gum tissue can appear at a normal level even with significant bone loss. Therefore, dental radiographs are needed to assess what the bone height is and whether there is any loss of the bone support for the teeth.

Normal Bone Levels – No Bone Loss

Normal Bone Levels – No Bone Loss

X-ray: No bone loss

Moderate Periodontal Bone Loss

x-ray: Moderate bone loss

Severe Periodontal Bone Loss

X-ray: Severe bone loss

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