Dental x-rays are recommended during and after root canal treatment. Periapical x-rays are dental x-rays that take a picture of the whole tooth and root together. These are suggested at 6 month, 12 month, and 18 month intervals after treatment to evaluate the end of the root tip. Dental x-rays help to determine if the infection is gone. You may not be aware of a problem with the tooth because the feeling part (or nerve) of the tooth was removed during the root canal procedure.
Dental x-rays protect your investment after a root canal procedure and monitor the health of the inside of your teeth.
- from Tricia H. (Dental Hygienist)