Part of your cleaning and prevention plan is taking X-rays of your teeth. Here at Craig R. Yoder Family Dentistry, we use the latest X-ray technology known as digital radiography. An electronic sensor is used to capture and store digital radiographic images of your teeth in your computer records.
The process of taking digital radiography is quicker than using X-ray film, and it reduces radiation exposure by a significantly large amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, our dentist will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems sooner and with greater clarity.
Even though digital radiography requires less radiation than using traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to protect our patients. Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us.
How do I know I need an X-ray? The frequency and need for X-rays are based on: medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age and risk of disease. X-rays of your top and bottom teeth are usually taken every one to two years and may be needed more often if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we recommend that you arrange an appointment with a dentist promptly.
Dental X-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
The above listed conditions can prove to be extremely detrimental to your comfort and overall health. Our ability to maintain your oral health at an optimum level is enhanced by the use of digital radiography. We invite you to call us today for an appointment.