What is a Jaw X-Ray?

Jaw X-Ray may be performed to assess damage to the jaw as well as the source of pain and discomfort on the area. It is also ordered for treatment planning for plastic surgeries.

Who should get this test?

A jaw x-ray can also reveal dental and medical problems such as:

  • advanced periodontal disease
  • cysts in the jaw bones
  • jaw tumors and oral cancer
  • impacted teeth including wisdom teeth
  • jaw disorders (also known as temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorders)
  • sinusitis

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. X-ray is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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