X-rays are an integral part of oral exams because they help detect any problems not visible during an external examination. They can show how deep a cavity penetrates, if the root of a tooth is infected, and whether there is any bone loss (check out this slideshow to see some examples of dental x-rays).
Not all people need x-rays during every oral exam. Dental history, age, and general oral health all determine the frequency. Children typically need x-rays often, since their mouths and teeth change so rapidly.
Although x-rays use radiation, their occasional use is not dangerous, and the valuable information they provide helps our doctors address the source of your main concern.
Our experience helps us to provide a thorough professional exam, every time. We take special care to:
You’ll be impressed with the quality of our services and the caring of our staff.
We‘d like to start you on your way to a great smile and exceptional oral hygiene with a free initial exam, complete with x-rays! If no treatment/cleaning is started after doctor recommendation, a $29 charge will apply.