Dental x-rays help you see potential problems with your teeth, gums and jaw early. Treating problems before they get serious can save you money, pain, and often your life.
X-ray examinations are used to detect disease and damage to bones, joints, ligaments, teeth and other tissue. We only use digital radiographs, which allows us to observe the images on a computer screen and reduce the radiation exposure dose by 90%.
What are dental X-rays and why are they needed?
When it comes to dental x-rays, they’re the number one thing dentists are looking for! They tell us how much tooth structure is in our teeth, where decay is hidden, and if there are any cavities.
X-rays are widely used by dentists for diagnostic purposes. They can be used to spot dental problems and provide valuable information on tooth structure. X-rays are a form of radiation that can be absorbed by or transmitted through some materials.
X-rays can be used to find problems that aren’t visible using other methods. When taken in the right places, X-rays can tell us where and how much damage a tooth has sustained. They are also helpful to identify any abnormalities in bone.
It can be tempting to wait until problems arise before taking action to find and treat them. However, doing so can result in more serious issues and could be deadly. If you do nothing when the problem is small, it may grow and become more serious and even dangerous.
What types of problems do X-rays help detect?
X-rays help your dentist diagnose problems in your teeth and jaws.
In adults, X-rays show:
- Decay, especially small areas of decay between teeth.
- Decay beneath existing fillings.
- Bone loss in the jaw.
- Changes in the bone or root canal due to infection.
- Condition and position of teeth to help prepare for tooth implants, braces, dentures or other dental procedures.
- Abscesses (an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth).
- Cysts and some types of tumors.
In children, X-rays determine:
- If decay is developing.
- If there is enough space in the mouth to fit all incoming teeth.
- If wisdom teeth are developing.
- If teeth are impacted (unable to emerge through the gums).
Are dental X-rays accurate?
Dental x-rays are a great diagnostic tool that can help your dentist see any damage or disease that isn’t visible to the naked eye. With x-rays, dentists can accurately diagnose and treat dental problems and be proactive rather than reactive to issues in the mouth.
Can a dental xray show infection?
A tooth that has an abscess at its root is generally sensitive to touch or pressure. Recommend an X-ray. An X-ray of the aching tooth can help identify an abscess. Your dentist may also use X-rays to determine whether the infection has spread, causing abscesses in other areas.
How harmful are dental xrays?
The risk from a single dental x-ray image is very small. To be safe, we do everything we can to keep the radiation exposure as low as possible.
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