Our dental exams are very thorough and allow our dentists to check the surfaces of your teeth to look for cavities and look for signs of gum disease.
But they can’t see inside your teeth or under your gums where most dental problems start. And since we can’t treat what we can’t see, we take dental x-rays to give us a full picture of your oral health.
If you worry about the safety of dental x-rays, our digital x-rays produce about 80 percent less radiation than older x-rays that used film. They also give us incredibly detailed images of the inside of your teeth that help our dentists spot a cavity long before you know it exists or causes a toothache.
Better yet, our dentists can share the images a discuss with you what they see so you know what the problem is and why we recommend dental treatment. We save your digital x-rays in your patient history so they are easy to access as needed to monitor treatment or send to specialists and your insurance company.