My 51-year-old brother visited a dentist yesterday, and was told, as expected, that he would need extraction of all of his top teeth but, a small unexpected plus, only most of his bottom teeth. The dentist will send us a proposed treatment plan for extractions and dentures, but did not take any x-rays. Can we trust a major whole mouth treatment plan without any x-rays? Thanks.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - January - 2011, at 10:10 AM

  • it is diffcult to comment witout seeing the case clinically. If all the teeth are badly mutilated or mobile and the dentist think that there is not going to be any problem and teeth cannot be saved then there may not be any need of x-ray. But it is safe to go for the X-ray.s. For full mouth rehabiltation the moulds are more important than the X-ray.s.You can discuss with your dentist the need for the x-ray.s. For more info on do's and don'ts aftwer extractions you can visit the following link....'s-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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