Dental X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Dentists can detect issues with X-rays before they become problems saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
• Internal tooth decay
• Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
• Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
• Impacted teeth
• Teeth that are still coming in
Digital x-rays are a benefit because they have a much lower radiation exposure than traditional film. The x-ray image can be viewed immediately so you can save valuable time. We are also able to enlarge the digital image so that you can see what the doctor sees on the x-ray.