There are two types of dental X-rays: intraoral and extraoral. Intraoral X-rays include bite-wing, periapical, and occlusal X-rays. Extraoral X-rays include panoramic, tomograms, cephalometric projections, sialography, and CT scanning. Read more: Dental X-Rays Article
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