Why Are Dental X-Rays Important?
To maintain your oral health, it’s important to schedule regular visits to see your dentist for an oral examination and cleaning. If you’ve ever visited a dentist before, you’ve probably had dental x-rays taken prior to your exam. Dental x-rays are important because they allow us to see the full picture of your oral health. By evaluating your high-quality x-ray images, we can spot signs of decay early and see what’s happening beneath the surface of your gums, including your jawbone.
What Dental Issues Can X-Rays Detect?
Dental x-rays allow your dentist to see what’s happening below the surface of your gums. By catching any issues or signs of decay early, we can help treat them before they progress into something more serious, often resulting in more costly treatments. With dental x-rays, your dentist can spot:
- Decay in areas that are not visible, including underneath crowns and fillings
- The deterioration of jawbone caused by periodontal disease
- Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that may cause issues in the future
- Abscesses, cysts, tumors, or any other abnormalities
How Often Should You Have Your X-Rays Taken?
For most patients, we recommend that you have your x-rays taken once per year; however, if you have extensive dental issues, you may need to have your x-rays done more often.
Contact Us for an Exam and Dental X-Rays
Contact us at Silverlake Dental Group today for an exam and x-rays. If you have recently had your x-rays taken at another office and would like to have those records transferred, please let us know and we will do what we can to help.
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