Dental X-Rays are an important insight into your overall dental health.
Dental X-rays are a focused beam of particles that can pass through bone and produce an image on special film. The images show us the structures we cannot see with the naked eye. These photos provide the familiar black and white pictures we use to diagnose problems and disease. Without the x-ray, it would be extremely challenging to detect problem areas below the gumline that require attention and treatment. Your dentist will want to take x-rays of your teeth regularly to monitor your jaw bones and the roots of your teeth.
Why Digital X-Rays?
Thanks to technological advancements, dental x-rays have come a long way! Our offices utilize digital x-rays, which use less radiation than traditional x-ray machines. Digital x-rays also provide clearer, better quality images, can be stored digitally with your patient information, and can be easily shared with the rest of your oral health care team – like oral surgeons and other specialists.
X-rays are the best way to monitor your teeth below the gum line. If it’s been a while since you’ve been in for an exam and had updated x-rays taken, contact us to make your appointment!