Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential diagnostic tools that provide vital information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and Dental Hygienists use this information to detect hidden dental abnormalities to complete an accurate treatment plan. X-rays save you money by detecting small problems before they become big problems. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
DENTAL X-RAYS MAY REVEAL:
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
- Bone loss.
- Decay between the teeth.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Developmental abnormalities.