Dental x-rays (preferably digital) are essential diagnostic tools that will provide us with a lot of valuable information about what we can not observe in the visual examination. This radiographic information which we can maneuver thanks to computers, will allow us to expand up to 5 times the original size, allowing us to look at the details that with conventional radiographs, it would not be possible to observe and even less to diagnose.
Dental x-rays will reveal us:
Abscesses or cysts.
Loss of bone
Abnormalities of dental development.
Positions and size of the tooth root.
Retained teeth (which did not erupt)
The early detection of all these dental problems is the first step to save you time, money and above all pain.
Are dental x-rays safe?
The amount of radiation exposure in a complete radiological examination is equal to the amount of radiation a person receives in a day from natural sources. This is in conventional radiographs, but with digital radiographs we just need a minimum of this radiation to perform in our office the radiographic examination.
How many times should dental x-rays be taken?
The need for radiographs depends on the type of treatment that is going to be taken.
It also influences the health of each patient. For example, women in pregnancy, patients who have been treated for cancer, etc. Only the dentist can determine how many x-rays a patient may need, but always most important, it will be the diagnostic radiography and it will always be recommended to new patients
In our office we have digital radiographs that as shown in the images above are more accurate and thus help to give a more accurate diagnosis. This makes the treatments performed in our office more effective and successful.