What are Dental X-rays?
A dental x-ray is used as part of your preventative and restorative care here in our office. These x-rays give us an in-depth and highly detailed view of the health of your teeth, gums and underlying bone. They show us things that would go unnoticed and undetected with a typical examination. For this reason, we often recommend x-rays at the majority of your appointments with us.
Why would Dental X-rays be needed?
You might require a dental x-ray if you’re coming in for an emergency or before oral surgery. We typically take a full set of new x-rays on our newer patients so that we can get to know you and help in creating a personalized treatment plan. We use x-rays to help in providing root canal therapy as well as monitoring changes to our pediatric patients’ smiles. These x-rays are easy to take and use minimal amounts of radiation, so they’re safe and beneficial to your oral health.
Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?
Every one of our patients is often a good candidate for dental x-rays. These images need only a small amount of radiation to properly develop. They are safe for even pediatric patients coming to us for care. We work tirelessly to ensure that our machinery is up-to-date and using the latest technology available in the dental industry.
What happens during the Dental X-ray process?
The process to take x-rays begins by placing a lead apron over your body. We then place a device in your mouth. The image is taken and shown on the computer monitor immediately, and the process is repeated for any other areas of the mouth needing x-rays. You can expect these images to be taken and needed for most appointments. They are critical in helping to treat and diagnose an array of different dental conditions.
If you need new dental x-rays and want to come in for an appointment, call us today at 858-350-9977, and we can help to answer all of your questions.