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Full Mouth Series
A series of dental x-rays angled to show the roots of all teeth, as well as the surrounding bone and other structures. This is the only way to examine the health of the tooth roots and to check for some types of tumors and lesions. It usually consists of about 16 to 18 small films, and for the radiation conscious, the dosage is about the same received from three hours in the summer sun. Depending on the patient's previous history, full mouth radiographs are recommended about every three to five years. Often we alternate these with a panorex radiograph, which gives similar information but shows more structures.