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Will having dental x-rays hurt?

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Dental x-rays serve as a valuable tool to your dentist when evaluating your oral health because many diseases in the mouth cannot be seen. Dental x-rays do not hurt and may help identify decay, bone damage or loss, and the position of unerupted teeth in children and adults. They can also help your dentist examine the effects of trauma on the teeth and identify some types of tumors.

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