In addition to oral care at home, you should see your dentist every six months for an oral exam to ensure continued health of your teeth and gums. If you skip just one routine checkup with your dentist, any new oral health issues can rapidly advance and require expensive and invasive treatments. Regular checkups ensure that problems can be caught early and treated conservatively, and some oral health issues can even be reversed if spotted in the earliest stages. If allowed to advance, however, these problems with your teeth or gums can actually spread beyond your mouth and affect your general health.
We use a technique called “digital radiography,” which uses an electronic sensor (instead of X-ray film) to capture an electronic dental image that can be viewed almost immediately on a computer screen. And the best part of it is that less radiation (about 90% less) is needed to produce an image with digital radiography than with standard dental X-rays. It’s definitely a better health option.
Why do you need X-Rays?
Dental X-rays are needed for diagnosis. They are useful for viewing jawbones and various tooth structures. They can find cavities, bone or gum loss, periodontal disease, benign or malignant tumors, and other normal or abnormal structures within the lower portion of the head. In children and adolescents, they are also useful for finding un-erupted permanent teeth and imaging root structures in preparation for orthodontic work.
With the use of a miniature camera that is capable of capturing color images inside your mouth, you will be able to view the problems in your mouth, making you aware and involved in your treatment plan.
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