Dental X-rays, also known as dental radiographs, are a critical diagnostic tool used by dentists to visualize and assess areas of the mouth that are not visible during a routine oral examination. They provide valuable information about the teeth, gums, and underlying bone, enabling dentists to detect dental problems early and develop appropriate treatment plans.
Dental X-rays allow early detections of dental problems such as cavities, infections, gum disease and impacted teeth. Dentists can diagnose complex dental conditions and create personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific dental needs. In children, X-rays can track the growth and development of teeth, ensuring that they are developing correctly.
Modern dental X-ray equipment and techniques minimize radiation exposure of x-rays, making them safe. Dentists take necessary precautions, such as using lead aprons and thyroid collars, to protect patients during X-ray procedures. Additionally, X-rays are only prescribed when deemed necessary based on a patient’s dental history, symptoms, and clinical examination.
Regular dental check-ups which include the taking of dental x-rays are essential in maintaining good oral health. If you are due for a dental check-up or have concerns about your oral health, consult our dentists and dental hygienists for better maintenance of your oral health.