We use digital x-rays to provide our patients with a safe, accurate examination.
What we look for on dental x-rays:
Abscesses or cysts
Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
Decay between the teeth
Poor tooth and root positions
Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
X-rays are taken depending on your individual needs. Typically, bite wing x-rays are taken at your hygiene appointment once per year to check for decay and bone loss. Panoramic films are taken every 3-5 years to check other areas of your head and neck that are not shown on bite wing films. Occasionally, an additional film called a periapical, or PA, is needed to examine a specific area.