What can x-rays of my wisdom teeth show?

Your dentist or oral surgeon may order X-rays of your wisdom teeth to identify the relationship between them and surrounding teeth. X-rays also reveal how close your upper teeth are to your sinuses and your lower teeth to a nerve in your jaw. The X-rays may also detect infections, tumors, or disease.

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