With digital radiography we can offer a faster, safer and easier x-ray diagnosis than ever before with less radiation exposure than traditional radiography. This also means there are no chemical solutions used to process the films and thus less environmental pollution!
Dental x-rays are preventative diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Your tooth is composed of several layers with a large section hidden below your gum line and in your jaw bone. Damage, infection or abnormalities below the surface are often invisible but cannot be ignored. The need for dental x-rays depends on your individual needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.
Dentists and dental hygienists use the information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Dental x-rays may reveal:
- Decay and abnormalities between teeth and below the gum line
- Abscesses or cysts
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Monitor the effects of periodontal conditions including bone loss
- Developmental abnormalities
- Impacted teeth