To evaluate your dental health, dentists use X-rays called radiographs. With low levels of radiation, these images are used to capture the teeth and bone in order to get a view of what’s hidden from the eye. Radiographs are used to identify issues such as tooth decay, cavities, and impacted teeth. Radiographs also allow dentists to closely examine your teeth’s roots and nerves, determine bone level, analyze bone health, identify dental cysts or tumors, and properly assess the damage brought on by oral trauma.
Radiographs are known by their nature as invasive procedures. With this in mind, our dentists assess every case to determine what kind of radiograph is necessary. The health, urgency, and well-being of our patients always remain a priority.
Dental radiographs are an indispensable tool in diagnosing and treating any dental malady, maintaining the overall oral health of the patient while requiring only a minimal amount of exposure. In dentistry, digital X-rays will only result in 1/6th radiation exposure to the patient. These images will provide our dentists with priceless diagnostic data. Among many other benefits, we’ll be better equipped to properly identify cavities.
This process of digital imaging lets us save the images and have quick access to them in order to send them out to specialists or insurance providers.