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Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are important preventative, diagnostic tools that offer valuable info that is not necessarily noticeable during a typical dental care exam. Dentists and dental hygienists make use of this information to properly and precisely identify concealed dental abnormalities and to devise a precise therapy program. Without x-rays, disease or other problems could go undetected.

Dental x-rays may expose:

• Abscesses or cysts.
• Bone tissue loss.
• Malignant and non-cancerous tumors.
• Decay between the teeth.
• Developmental abnormalities.
Bad tooth and root problems.
• Issues inside tooth or underneath the gum line.

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Finding and dealing with dental care issues at an early phase can save you time, cash, needless discomfort, and can even save your teeth!

Are dental x-rays safe?

The quantity of radiation exposure from a complete mouth set of x-rays is equivalent to the quantity an individual receives in a single day from natural sources.

Dental x-rays create a low amount of radiation and tend to be considered safe. Dentist take needed safety measures to restrict the patient’s visibility to radiation whenever using dental x-rays. These safety measures consist of utilizing lead apron shields to protect your body and using contemporary, fast film that reduces the exposure time for each x-ray.

How frequently should dental x-rays be taken?

The necessity for dental x-ray is dependent on each patient’s specific dental wellness requirements. Dr. Tycast and his dental hygienist will suggest needed x-rays according to the summary of your health and dental history, dental exam, indications and signs, age considerations, and danger for illness.

A full mouth set of dental care x-rays is advised for brand new patients. A complete set is typically good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of bottom and top teeth biting together) are taken at subsequent (check-up) visits and generally are advised every six to twelve months to identify new dental care issues.