Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative,
diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular
dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and
accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment
plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental x-rays may
Abscesses or cysts.
Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
Decay between the teeth.
Poor tooth and root positions.
Problems inside a tooth or below the gum
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage
can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Are dental x-rays
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our
environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of
x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural
Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are
considered safe. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s
exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include
using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that
cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.
How often should dental x-rays be
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s
individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will
recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental
history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for
Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve your best smile!
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