Dental X-rays are a preventive, diagnostic tool that is crucial in detecting dental abnormalities of teeth. X-rays are a routine part of any regular dental checkup. Trained dentists and dental hygienists perform dental examination done with the help of dental X-rays. X-rays provide precise diagnosis helping to rule out an accurate treatment plan.
What are the general dental concerns that dental X-rays can reveal?
Dental X-rays can help reveal the following dental concerns.
- Formation of abscesses or cysts.
- Detect early and progressive signs of bone loss.
- Detects malignant and non-malignant tumors.
- Shows exact alignment of teeth.
- Detects abnormalities inside and on the surface of teeth.
- Accesses developmental abnormalities.
Why do we recommend dental X-rays?
Dental X-rays are vital in the detection and diagnosis of dental disorders. An early evaluation of the dentition can prevent the need for expensive treatment later on in life. This is particularly useful for children.
How often must one undergo a dental X-ray?
Dental X-rays may be performed based on individual dental needs. An extensive oral evaluation will be conducted by taking the patient’s medical history and records into consideration. After the review, the dentist or dental hygienist will prescribe the required dental X-ray for further analysis of the dentition.
New patients are generally recommended for a full mouth series dental X-ray. A bite-wing X-ray is taken during a recall dental visit. They are advised to be taken once or twice a year to detect growing dental problems of teeth.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Dental X-rays are known to emit low and tolerable levels of radiation that is both environmentally friendly and patient-friendly. Our team would take the required precaution to ensure that the patient is shielded from direct exposure to radiation. We advise patients to change into disposable aprons to protect the body during an X-ray procedure.
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