Our digital x-ray system allows you to receive the proper diagnostic images without worrying about being exposed to high doses of radiation. Digital radiation is not only safe and effective but offers 1/10th of the radiation doses of the previous film x-ray system.
Radiographs allow the dentist to check for abnormalities that can affect your oral and your overall health. Many of these are things you can’t see on your own, but a dentist is trained to detect. Here are some of the things your dentist can detect during a dental exam:
- Damaged, missing, or decayed teeth
- Early signs of cavities
- Condition of your periodontal bone levels indicating signs of gum disease (which can lead to tooth and bone loss)
- Condition of previous dental work such as root canals, fillings, and crowns
- Suspicious growths or cysts
- Overall health and function of your temporomandibular joint (which joins the jaw to skull), checking for signs of disorders that can cause pain or tenderness
- General condition of the bones in your face, jaw, and around your mouth
- Impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth
The dental exam can catch problems early, before you see or feel them, when they are much easier and less expensive to treat.