What are Dental X-rays?
A dental x-ray is a radiographic image that enables us to see below the surface of your gums and teeth. Many dental and intraoral conditions cannot be seen with a typical exam. For this reason, we may recommend x-rays during the course of your treatment so that we can provide you with the best care possible. We use the latest technology available when it comes to dental x-rays, so they are always a safe option for each member of your family.
Why might Dental X-rays be needed?
X-rays are useful in many different situations within our office. You might need x-rays prior to oral surgery or before undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you come into our office with an emergency, we’ll normally take x-rays to find the problem. You can expect x-rays at most of your checkup visits and if you’re a new patient who hasn’t had dental x-rays taken in awhile.
Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?
We use the best technology available when it comes to taking x-rays. This means minimal exposure for you and your loved ones and a more comfortable experience. We only take x-rays if they are deemed necessary, so you can feel confident knowing that you won’t need to have them done without a real cause or need. You can request a copy of your x-rays at any time by coming into our office.
What happens during the Dental X-ray process?
The dental x-ray process will begin after you’ve been seated comfortably by one of our staff members. We will place a lead apron over your body, which is designed to protect you while the x-ray equipment is in use. A small device is placed inside of the mouth and behind your teeth. We aim the x-ray machine at this device and capture the image. The process is then repeated for other areas of your mouth. We will carefully review each x-ray before providing you with the treatment that you need.
If you would like to learn more about dental x-rays and how they’re taken, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members.