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How Valuable are Dental X-Rays, Really?

There's no substitute for a dental X-ray in seeing everything we need to know about your teeth, jaw, and sinuses. We can diagnose decay under old fillings, abscesses, bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease, cancer, and tumors, extra and impacted teeth. We couldn't see these conditions with the naked eye no matter how closely we looked! Most people are aware that X-rays involve radiation, and we know some folks are concerned. But the exposure you receive from a dental X-ray is so tiny it doesn't even compare to the natural radiation you get from, say, a day in the park. We further minimize the radiation through lead aprons, super high-speed film, and filters. X-rays are a very important diagnostic [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:50:09+00:00October 6th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on How Valuable are Dental X-Rays, Really?

Dental X-Ray FAQs

Why do I need X-Rays? X-rays, or radiographic examinations, provide us with an important tool that shows the condition of your teeth, its roots, jaw placement, and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-Rays can help determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscesses, and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-Rays also can show the exact location of impacted and unerupted teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination. Do all patients have X-Rays taken every six months? No. Your X-Ray schedule is based on our assessment of your individual needs, including whether you're a new patient or a [...]

By |2019-12-31T19:37:16+00:00April 28th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental X-Ray FAQs