What are Dental X-rays?
Dental x-rays are helpful diagnostic tools that give us a clear view of everything going on with your dental health. Unfortunately, there may be conditions and other problems that could go unnoticed with a typical examination. X-rays allow us to see what’s going on below the surface of your teeth and gums. X-rays are safe and can be beneficial for a variety of different dental treatments.
Why would Dental X-rays be needed?
You can expect to have dental x-rays taken at the vast majority of your dental appointments. We use these images as a way to get a clearer view into your oral health. Some of the different reasons you’d need x-rays include:
- You are coming in for a checkup
- You are a new patient
- You are undergoing root canal therapy
- You are having oral surgery performed
- You are considering orthodontic treatment
- You have a dental emergency
Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?
We use the latest technology that is available in dental x-ray application. Because of this, the most minimal amount of radiation is needed in order to take the x-rays themselves. Most patients are good candidates for dental x-rays and will benefit from having them taken. The benefits of having these x-rays taken far outweigh any risks that may possibly be involved.
What can you expect when having Dental X-rays taken?
We will place a lead apron over your body to protect you when taking the x-rays. A tiny device is placed inside of the mouth behind several teeth. Our trained dental professional then angles the x-ray machine itself at this device. The x-ray is then taken and the process is repeated in order to take any and all x-rays that are needed. We will carefully review your x-rays to ensure that you are receiving the best care concerning your dental health. You can request a copy of your dental x-rays at any time.
To learn more about dental x-rays and our one-on-one approach to care, call us today so that we can get you into our office offering low, convenient wait times.