Investing in advanced dental technology helps Warner Lakes Dental provide you with the best possible care. One of these technologies is dental X-rays.
Dental X-ray is a safe and useful diagnostic tool that helps dentist detect problems not visible during routine exams. It is an important part of your dental care and prevention program.
At Warner Lakes Dental, we use a state-of-the-art X-ray machine for faster and more efficient delivery of your results.
How often can you get an X-ray?
How often you should get X-rays depends on your current oral health condition, as well as your age, risk for disease, and other factors.
Children may require X-rays more often than older patients as their teeth and jaws are still developing. They are also more prone to tooth decay than adults.
Your dentist will thoroughly examine your medical history, individual needs, and mouth, and decide if you require dental X-rays and how often you should get them.
Importance of Dental X-rays
Dental X-rays are valuable for a number of reasons. Here are some of the reasons dental X-rays are one of the most important tools in today’s dentistry:
- Detect problems and damage to teeth, gums, and jaw not visible to the naked eye.
- Show the condition of your teeth and their roots as well as placement of your jaw and facial bones.
- Reveal the health of your gums and if you have periodontal disease. If you have gum disease, the X-ray can also show how bad it is.
- Expose cavities, abscesses, cysts, and tumours.
- Reveal hidden tumours, which can be a great threat to your health.
- Help save you time and money by detecting the developing problems early on.
Dental X-rays and Pregnant Women
If you are pregnant, be sure to tell your dentist about it. Even you are pregnant, X-rays may still be needed as part of your treatment plan for oral health diseases. Dental x-rays are safe for the pregnant and for those planning to conceive.
Your dentist will use a leaded apron and thyroid collar to protect you and your developing baby from the radiation. Pregnant women are at greater risk of dental problems such as gum disease. Whether it’s a treatment or taking X-rays, it’s important not to delay your trip to the clinic.
Modern X-rays at Warner Lakes Dental
Dental X-rays have less radiation today than in the past, which is why they are safer for your teeth and wellbeing than traditional film X-rays. If it’s been a long time since your last dental X-ray, make an appointment today at Warner Lakes Dental. We are dedicated to using dental equipment that will highly benefit your health and safety.