Dental x-rays are a very common procedure used in dental offices. They can help your dentist see things that they cannot see with the naked eye, helping them come up with the proper treatment plan for each individual patient.
Some of the common uses for X-rays are (but not limited to):
- Diagnosing decay between teeth or even under fillings
- Diagnosing abscesses
- Detecting bone loss and periodontal health
They can also:
- Provide important information during procedures such as a Root Canal Therapy or Implant Placement
- Evaluate the growth of your children’s permanent teeth
- Detect early problems, allowing us to properly set up treatment plans before it gets worse
How safe are they?
Dental x-rays are considered very safe. The digital x-rays we use also require less radiation than traditional films. During an x-ray, there will be the same amount of radiation experienced compared to that of a short airplane ride. We also provide patients with lead aprons which act as a shield.
X-rays are very important to your oral health. Without them, problems that are not visible can be undiagnosed and eventually get worse. Remember, your oral health plays an important role in your overall wellbeing.
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