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The Important Role of Dental Records

Dental x-rays are useful for more than just your dentist. Dental x-rays can be used my medical examiners to identify human remains.

Bodies found in plane crashes, fires, and other body transforming traumas are identified using dental records. These records are thoroughly examined to look for specific signs of cavity, decay, and implants. All of these things can help an examiner determine whom the teeth belong to.

Dental x-rays can also be used to identify hospital patients who are unrecognizable because of their injuries.

Next time you tell your dentist that you don’t want to take x-rays, think again. Although x-rays can be a bit uncomfortable, they are worth it. X-rays, not only can detect issues with your teeth, but can also identify you or your loved ones during a difficult time or emergency.



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