Dental X-rays are a useful tool to help us detect decay, damage and/or disease not detectable by a visual exam.
How often X-rays are taken depends on your current oral health, your age, your risk factors for disease, and any signs or symptoms of oral disease.
If you are a new patient to our office, we might recommend new X-rays to determine the present status off your oral health. We will do our best to request prior X-rays from your previous dental office. Regardless, new X-rays provide us with a baseline to help us identify changes that may occur later.
Our X-rays are digital and tend to be easy to take and provide us with a considerable amount of information relating to your particular treatment needs.
Dental X-rays are safe, however, a small amount of radiation exposure exists. Rest assured that we will do everything possible to minimize this exposure.