What are Dental X-rays?
A dental x-ray is designed to help us see below the surface of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, many dental and oral conditions cannot be seen with an examination alone. Radiographic images provide us with highly-detailed pictures of your oral health. We will recommend when x-rays are needed and you can feel confident in knowing that the amount of radiation needed to produce an image is incredibly minimal when compared to other x-rays.
Why might Dental X-rays be needed?
You might need an x-ray if you’re a new patient or coming in for a checkup visit. We may recommend x-rays before or even during a root canal to help in finding accessory canals. If you come in with an emergency, we’ll typically take an x-ray to help in identifying the problem. X-rays are needed before both oral surgery and orthodontic treatment.
Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?
We use the very latest technology available when it comes to dental x-rays. The amount of radiation needed to produce a dental x-ray is incredibly minimal. In fact, we often recommend x-rays for both adults as well as children coming into our office. We will review your health and medical history to ensure that x-rays are safe to be taken on you or a loved one.
What happens during the Dental X-ray process?
One of our highly trained professionals will place a lead apron over your body. We then place a small device inside of the mouth and aim the x-ray machine towards your mouth. The image is taken and the device moved to another area. We repeat this process until all of the x-rays needed have been taken. We aim to make the x-ray procedure as quick, comfortable and noninvasive as possible for you. You can request a copy of your x-rays at any time simply by coming into our office.
If you would like to come into our office for new dental x-rays, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.