What are the benefits of dental X-rays?

In a prior post, we discussed dental X-rays and their low radiation levels. Knowing the low dose may help put into perspective the importance of dental X-rays and how they help the dentist provide you with the best dental health care. With X-rays, the dentist is about to detect hidden tooth decay, the presence of a cyst or tumor, determine the presence of permanent teeth, see oral cancer problems and root involvement with the sinuses, and help determine whether or not to remove primary teeth