Digital dental x-rays

Digital dental x-rays are necessary, precautionary, diagnostic methods that give important details that are not seen during a typical dental exam.

Dentists and dental hygienists make use of the x-ray results to carefully and correctly identify hidden dental defect and be able to provide an exact treatment method. It is quite impossible to spot abnormalities in the area without undergoing
x-rays.

Dental x-ray results may show:

• Swelling or abscess
• Loss of bones
• Malignant or benign tumors
• Decay between the teeth
• Developmental deformities
• Poor tooth and root placing
• Problems occurring inside a tooth or underneath the gum line

Identifying and paying crucial attention to teeth problems at an early period can help you manage your time, finances, unneeded distress, and most of all, your teeth!

How safe are dental x-rays?

People are unprotected to natural radiation in our surroundings. The quantity of exposure to radiation from a full mouth series of x-rays is equivalent to the amount of radiation a person gets in a single day coming from a variety of natural sources.

Dental x-rays are proven to be harmless because it generates a small intensity of radiation. Dentists acquire essential safety measures to minimize the patient’s vulnerability to radiation when undergoing the process of dental x-rays. These
preventive actions entail the following: making use of lead apron shields to keep the body covered and protected and utilization of the latest, quick x-ray film that trims down the exposure time of every x-ray.

How many times should x-rays be taken?

The demand for dental x-rays will be based on his or her own dental health requirement. The dentist and dental hygienist shall suggest the needed number of x-rays depending on the assessment of your medical and dental background, dental
tests, signs and symptoms, age, and possibility for any complications or illnesses.