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This is why partially impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed. They provide a pocket that cannot be cleaned with regular brushing and flossing which provided a gum disease periodontal infection to the remaining teeth which can eventually cause a cellulitis and abscess. Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas
Bitewings are a type of #dental X-rays used to check the back teeth. As they show the crown of the tooth, bitewing X-rays are extremely helpful in determining tooth decay located in between teeth, various stages of gum disease and problems with tooth alignment. Bitewings are also excellent for detecting a buildup of dental tartar, and are sometimes used to measure bone loss due to advanced periodontal disease.