Why are dental X-rays needed?
Many diseased of the oral cavity (including the teeth, surrounding tissues and bone) cannot be seen when the dentist examines your mouth. An x-ray examination may help the dentist see:
- Small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings).
- Bone destruction from a tooth infection (e.g., and abscess).
- Developmental abnormalities.
- Some types of tumors.
- The effects of trauma.
- The positions of unerupted teeth in children and adults.
- Decay between Teeth.
- Periodontal Disease.
- Severe Bone Loss.
- Unerupted Teeth.
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and unnecessary discomfort and help prevent more serious health problems. X-rays may be able to help the dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular exam.
How do Digital X-Rays work in a dental office? The X-Ray image is digitally captured and converted directly to the computer screen for display, processing and storage. Once on screen X-Ray can be enlarged to show more detail. Patients respond favorably to Digital X-Rays because this allows them to better understand dentist’s recommendation of treatment.
Other Facts to Consider:
- Environmentally Friendly-No chemicals.
- Reduced exposure of radiation.
- Image quality is remarkable.
- Less waiting time for patient.
- Shorter visits.
- Able to Export, Print and Email X-Rays.
- Royal Palm Dental Associated staff all received training by a Dexis Certified Instructor.