What’s a Dental X-Ray?
X-rays are necessary in helping to diagnose and treat many different dental conditions. The x-rays that we use only utilize a small amount of radiation. They are safe for most of our patients and are critical in your dental care regimen. We often take x-rays at more appointments, so you can expect them at the majority of your visits.
Why are Dental X-Rays necessary?
X-rays are necessary to help us see what’s going on just below the surface. In some cases, you might have a toothache or other problem and an x-ray can help us to see what the actual issue is when you come into our office. You may need x-rays before, during and after certain procedures, like oral surgeries. You can expect to have routine x-rays at the majority of your appointments.
What can Dental X-Rays detect?
We will normally take x-rays at most of your appointments. You will come in to be seated and will have a small device placed inside the mouth. The actual x-ray machine is then angled right over this device and takes the x-ray. We will go over your health and medical history to determine if you would need to have x-rays taken. You have the right to deny any x-ray at virtually any time, but we recommend having them done simply because they are so beneficial to your oral health and to the overall treatment that you will be receiving.
If you need to have new x-rays taken, call our office and we can get you in for a convenient appointment.
X-rays can help to detect:
Who’s a candidate for Dental X-Rays?
Every member of your family is a suitable candidate for x-rays. These dental x-rays allow us to treat and diagnose many different dental problems and conditions. They’re ideal for seeing impacted teeth for children and developing growth. For adults, they allow us to see cavities, problematic restorations and surgical problems that need further treatment.