Dental X-Rays

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
  • 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

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.


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Dr. K. Alex Poole, II, DMD, PA
Creating Beautiful Smiles

K. Alex Poole II, DMD is dedicated to excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry, specializing in CEREC one visit crowns and veneers. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the office serves patients throughout Guilford County and the Piedmont Tried metro area, including cities such as High Point, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Burlington, Winston Salem.


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