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Dental X-ray. Dentist holding an X-ray machine that is taking a mouth X-ray of a patient's teeth. The X-ray plate (attached to the end of the yellow rod) is being held inside the patient's closed mouth by her teeth. X-rays will be passed through the adjacent teeth to expose the plate. This allows the diagnosis of dental conditions, such as cavities, in a localised area and without the excessive use of X-rays.
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