What are Dental X-rays?
An x-ray is a vital part in providing you with the best dental care possible. These x-rays allow us to get a clear and highly-detailed view of your oral health. We are able to spot areas of decay, infections, bone loss, impacted teeth and they can even be helpful in identifying the number of canals before performing a root canal. We use the latest in x-ray technology, so you can rest assured that the process is as safe and reliable as possible.
Why would Dental X-rays be needed?
Dental x-rays are often needed prior to oral surgery or orthodontic treatment. We may request x-rays be taken at checkup visits and if you're a new patient coming into the office. For our emergency patients, x-rays are helpful when it comes to identifying the problem that the person is facing to create a unique treatment plan. You can expect to have one or more x-rays taken at the majority of your dental appointments.
What makes someone a candidate for Dental X-rays?
The vast majority of patients coming into our office for treatment are good candidates for x-rays. X-rays use such a small amount of radiation that they are deemed safe for most people. Because of this, the benefits of having x-rays taken far outweigh any risks that are involved. In fact, certain dental and oral health conditions can't be found unless an x-ray is taken to identify the problem.
What happens during the process to take Dental X-rays?
One of our highly trained and skilled team members will drape a lead-lined apron over your body. This is done to protect you from any radiation while the machine is in use. We then place a small device in the mouth and angle it so that we are able to produce a quality, detailed image. The x-ray machine is aimed at this device and the image is taken. The process is repeated until all of the x-rays needed have been exposed. We carefully review every single x-ray that is taken in our office to provide you with the quality treatment that you deserve.
If you need new dental x-rays and want to come into our Tyler, TX office to have them done, call us today to speak with one of our friendly team members for further assistance.