Digital X-Rays and Early Detection
Digital X-rays are very important to help determine a patient’s overall dental health. The dentist can detect hidden dental abnormalities and help customize an effective treatment plan that suits the patient’s needs. This can include dental infections, previous dental work, hidden minute dental cavities, bone loss, cysts or abscesses, benign and malignant tumors, decay between teeth, developmental abnormalities, poor tooth and root positions, and many other oral health problems. No one, including you, should go through the tough times of hiding their smile just because of bad teeth. With dental X-rays your dentist can stay on top of your oral health.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Our bodies are constantly exposed to radiation; be it from minerals, the sun, dental x-Rays or appliances. The good news is that you are exposed to very small doses of radiation while dental X-rays are being completed.
Advancements in dental technology over the years have led to the development of cutting edge dental imaging devices that emit low levels of radiation. Some of these advancements include limitation of the X-ray beams to the target area only, using lead apron shields, using fast film to minimize the exposure time, and much more. Some dentists have even made the decision of going digital and use digital dental X-rays that reduce the exposure to radiation by over 80%.
How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?
Dental X-ray frequency will depend upon factors such as your current oral health condition, your dentist’s preferences, and/or your medical history. Professional dentists recommend they should be taken in six to twelve month increments.
Many times patients don’t understand the importance of regular dental examinations in conjunction with X-rays.. These X-rays will help detect and treat dental problems that cannot be noticed during normal dental exams before they escalate and cause discomfort. This procedure is strongly recommended for anyone that has a high interest in gaining control of their oral health. With thousands of rave reviews, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to smile again without concern of appearance.