Dental x-rays are integral to dental care. X-rays allow dentists to view aspects of your oral health that may be hidden to the naked eye. Dental x-rays are required before particular treatments, and also to keep your dental records updated.
Traditional dental x-rays involved placing the patient in a special room where x-rays could be taken and developed on film. This process involved exposure to radiation, and was also tedious and intimidating for the patient.
Fast forward to current times, and thanks to advancements in dental technology, patients can get low radiation dental x-rays, or digital x-rays.
To take digital dental x-rays, our dentist uses a digital sensor that spans the required areas of the oral cavity while projecting images on a computer screen. As such, images are obtained instantly and in digital form. This makes it possible for the dentist to manipulate, including zooming in on areas of concern, as well as easily share the images.
Low radiation dental x-rays offer enhanced precision and accuracy compared to traditional dental x-rays. Our dentist can take high-resolution images that show problem areas that might remain hidden in grainy conventional x-rays.
Since the x-rays are viewed instantly and don’t require processing, treatment times are shorter.
You will not need to have dental x-rays taken during every dental appointment. Patients require dental x-rays during specific situations, some of which are described below:
Dental x-rays can reveal hidden areas of decay, signs of gum disease, symptoms of bone loss or bone atrophy, and abscesses, among others. During your appointment, our dentist will determine if there’s a need for dental radiography.
In children, we use dental x-rays to check for developmental abnormalities and also to keep an eye out for the development of permanent teeth. Dental x-rays can help our dentist determine if primary teeth are hindering the eruption of permanent teeth.
Contact Beverly Dental Group today to experience the comfort and convenience of low radiation dental x-rays. Whether you need a quick touch-up or a smile makeover, our dental team has the skills and experience to make the smile of your dreams a reality.