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.

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