Huntsville TX Dentistry - Digital X-RaysDental radiographs are a diagnostic tool that provides valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use the information from x-rays to accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Digital X-rays provide us with an almost instant large and color-enhanced image of your teeth displayed on a computer monitor right in the treatment room.
Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from routine bite-wing x-rays is less than the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
The need for x-rays is based on the individual needs of the patient. X-rays for detecting cavities are taken at regular routine visits and are recommended once a year. A panoramic x-ray is recommended every three to five years and is used to evaluate the jaw for tumors and cysts.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions please contact us at our Huntsville, TX dental practice today!
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