Here is an example of why taking regular X-Rays is very important. This dental X-Ray is of a 13 year old boy. Everything with his teeth looked normal, with one exception. The X-Ray showed something that was out of place. Can you find it?
The answer is further down the page.
1 more time.
Okay here we are. There is an adult tooth the is literally sideways in the mouth. Not simply tipped a little. Sideways. This patient had to go to the Oral Surgeon and have the tooth removed through the front of the jaw bone.
The idea of getting X-Rays can be scary to some. But for this patient to have simply waited to see what would have happened naturally could have lead to much bigger problems down the road.