Dental X-rays

X-rays are preventative and diagnostic tools

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative and diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect cavities and other dental problems, and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, cavities may go undetected and grow bigger over time.

Dental X-Rays May Reveal:
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
  • Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort and your teeth!
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.

We only use dental digital x-rays which lower the radiation exposure up to 90%.

How Often Should Dental X-Rays be Taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on a review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age, and risk for disease.

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended sometimes for new patients. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once a year to detect new dental problems.

When it hurts

Come for a short emergency exam

Dental problems can appear at any time to anyone. Don’t worry! We’re here for you! We will take at least 10-15 minutes to see you and give you the emergency treatment needed so you can have relief from pain.