What are the benefits of having a dental transillumination test?

A dental transillumination test can reveal problems in your teeth that can't be seen with the naked eye or with x-rays. Decay appears in the image as cloudy shadows, while healthy tooth structure is lighter, as light shines through it more easily.

A dental transillumination test is especially effective in detecting decay under old fillings. It can also reveal fine cracks in the teeth.

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