Our Westcliffe Family Dental office is equipped with the latest technology, including our imaging technology. Digital x-rays help minimize the exposure to radiation, which is a very safe level. Digital x-rays are also very helpful in aiding dentists in the process of detecting current or arising problems in the patient’s mouth.
How often x-rays are required depend on age, oral health, risk for disease, and other symptoms of possible problems. Your dentist may request more frequent x-rays for young children because their teeth are constantly changing. Or if you are experiencing developing oral problems, your Cadwell dentist may see it necessary to gather frequent x-rays.
Digital x-rays are a useful tool in helping your dentist diagnose oral problems. Digital x-rays can detect:
- Cavities (hidden or exposed)
- Bone infections
- Periodontal disease
If you haven’t received an x-ray in a while, your dentist might recommend one to check the current state of your teeth. Make an appointment with your Westcliffe Family Dentist today if you are due for a check-up.