The Importance of Dental X-Rays

Early detection is one of the most important aspects of high quality preventative care dentistry. When conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease and jaw disorders are found in their early stages they are much easier and affordable to correct.

Dental x-rays are one of the most effective tools that your dentist has available for identifying such concerns at the earliest stage. In fact, most dental insurance policies recognize the cost and health savings associated with receiving dental x-rays, and cover the cost of annual x-rays.

X-rays are most effective at catching signs of tooth decay and enamel erosion in hard to see places such as your back teeth and in between your teeth. Your dentist is highly trained to identify and diagnose tooth decay, however without dental x-rays many areas of your mouth could be easily missed – leading to more painful and costly restorations down the road.

Your dentist will likely recommend that you receive two types of dental x-rays every year including bitewings and a panoramic x-ray. Bitewing x-rays focus in on each of your teeth to get the clearest view of potential decay. Panoramic x-rays are effective at visualizing your entire jaw and identifying impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth.

If you are fearful of receiving a dental x-ray due to radiation exposure, you have no reason to be afraid. The amount of radiation involved in receiving annual dental x-rays is extremely minimal and unlikely to cause any damage to your body. A lead vest will be provided to offer extra protection and peace of mind.

Contact Dental Solutions today to learn more about how annual dental x-rays can preserve the long-term health of your smile.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I had a root canal done on Dec. 4, 2013. Yes, I was scared out of my mind. But, I must say this, EVERYONE in the office comforted me and made me feel […]
Leatrice S.
I had an implant on my front tooth by Dr Gelbart and the work turned out Awesome, his Assistant Kaityln made a beautiful temporary crown and now I […]
Frank W.
The wait was short, the dentist was organized and the staff was sociable and friendly. I’m going to switch my daughter’s dentist to Dental […]
Eileen M.
I always receive the best and courteous care with Dr. Edmunds and his wonderful team. Keep up the great work.
Denise R.
Dr Edmonds answered all my questions. He provided more than one alternative to correct my smile. Ivy the dental hygienist did an excellent job […]
Elaine J.
My dental hygienist is fabulous. She does an excellent job cleaning my teeth and I am very happy with her.
Kelly B.
As were my previous visits everything went fine. Thank you Sam for your great personality and efficient help in the office!!
Richard M.
Was very pleased with my last visit. Tonya, the technician, was very thorough and skilled as well as professional. Also, the doctor was pleasant and […]
Yvonne R.
I was treated wonderful from the minute I walked in the door. Very happy with both Doctors and their assistants who worked together to resolve a […]
Maryjane C.
The best and fastest dental service that I have been to! The process was painless and the oral surgeon and staff were very knowledgeable and […]
Sharon L.
Very friendly staff. Always on schedule (never had to wait beyond appointment time)
Arun J.
Excellent service and the employees are so professional! I felt very comfortable!
Jasmine C.
I am the first to say I don’t like pain and have a fear of the dentist. I had two teeth pulled on the same day and I must say that there wasn’t […]
Anonymous
Never thought I’d say I had a pleasant experience at the dentist office, but I did. Great service…appointment was on time. Highly recommend Dr. […]
Robin H.
Love this office. The staff goes above and beyond. Always pleasant and helpful!
Rhonda C.
…as usual and not unexpected, I received (and always do) outstanding and professional service. The entire Dental Solutions staff is to be […]
Ellis L.
Everyone from the front desk staff, to the dental assistants to the doctor were first rate!!!!!
Pete M.
My first visit at Dental Solution was FABULOUS. I was greeted with a smile, the office is clean and bright. The ladies I love…even Dr. Gelbart was […]
Stephanie C.
My dentist thoroughly explained (and showed me) the current status of my teeth. He also explained the options available for my conditions, including […]
Willie F.
Staff & Doctor are always pleasant and helpful. Best Dental Office I have ever seen.
Kesha G.
I had a root canal performed by Dr. Appleman. He was professional, nice and talked me through the entire process as I had never had a root canal […]
Shareda B.
My experience at Dental Solutions has always been good. The staff has been always courteous and I have no complaints.
G.G.
Great! The front office and Dr. Gelbart are just wonderful. would highly recommend it to anyone.
Robert S.
Office staff very pleasant. Office neat, clean and cheerful. Dentist and assistant very comforting and made me feel at ease.
Gwendolyn B.
Ivy was wonderful; she did a great cleaning… The front desk was very friendly and inviting. I will most definitely return and refer friends and […]
Anonymous
Efficient operations, staff friendly, and dentist and hygienists are great with my kids. A hard combo to find in this area.
Anonymous
Everyone was REALLY nice and helpful. Dr. Appleman was fantastic! I had four fillings and two root canals done by him & I never felt a thing. He was […]
Anonymous
I was pleasantly surprised to just show up with a dental problem and be seen and treated with no delay. Everyone was courteous and my care received […]
Joseph M.
I’ve never experience such nice and happy.It seems that they really enjoy what they do for a living.
Darlene R.
I am a 50 year old male, and I have had extensive dental work over the years. My experience with Dr. Frank Bruno was the best ever. He explained the […]
Arthur D.
Awesome. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Dr. Bruno and Dr. Blumenthal are wonderful.
Donna K.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dental visit. My hygienist was very friendly and professional.
Kamela B.
When I desperately needed them,they were there. Can’t be any more pleased. the staff, especially Sue at Springfield is the best!!!
James G.
My visit yesterday to Dental Solutions was a pleasure as always. Camille, my dental hygienist always makes me feel special. I know that she is only […]
Janine K.
First time here and the treatment was excellent. All the staff were very nice and welcoming. Definitely recommend to friends and family.
Marc D.
I love this place they are the best I am happy that I started going here the staff is very nice and the team is great!
Justin S.
The entire staff was great! Everyone showed care and concern for the health of the patient. I was comfortable and all my questions were answered in a […]
Charity F.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (610) 910-4067