What are Dental X-rays?
A dental x-ray is an image that enables us to see below the surface of your teeth and gums. There are many dental-related conditions that can only be seen on an x-ray. It is important that you have x-rays taken at regular intervals throughout your care so that we can check and monitor for any changes. The x-ray process is easy and quick, and we use the latest technology available to ensure that only a minimal amount of radiation is necessary.
Why might Dental X-rays be needed?
You might need dental x-rays because you’re coming in as a new patient. If it’s been awhile since your last set of dental x-rays, we might recommend having a full set taken. Likewise, we may take x-rays before any type of surgery, root canal or before orthodontic treatment. X-rays can be taken on both adult and pediatric patients without any ill effects.
Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?
Most patients who need x-rays can safely have them taken when in our office. Our goal is to make the x-ray process as quick and easy for you as possible. Because we use state-of-the-art x-ray technology, you can feel confident in knowing that the image process is as safe as possible. We will always let you know if and when x-rays are needed before they are taken.
What happens during the Dental X-ray process?
The x-ray process begins with one of our dental professionals draping a lead apron over your body. This is meant to protect you from radiation that is currently in use. A small x-ray appliance is placed inside of the mouth. The x-ray machine is aimed directly at this device and the image is taken. The process is then repeated until all of the necessary x-rays have been exposed. We will then review any and all of these x-rays so that we can provide you with the best dental care and treatment possible.
If you would like to come into the office for new dental x-rays, call us today to schedule an appointment to be seen.