Why are digital X-rays needed?
Many disease of the oral cavity (which includes the teeth and surrounding tissues and bone) cannot be seen when the dentist examines your mouth. An X-Ray exam may help the dentist see:
- small areas of decay between the teeth or below fillings
- bone damage from a tooth infection or a cyst
- bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease
- developmental defects
- some types of tumors
- the effects of trauma
- the position of unerupted teeth in children and adults
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and uneeded discomfort and help prevent more serious health problems. X-ray images may be able to help the dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam.
If you change your dentist, you can usually arrange to have copies of your x-ray images sent from your previous dentist to your new dentist. If you are not able to, your new dentist may take x-rays for the reasons listed above. or so he or she can compare them with future x-ray images.
A Smile Pediatric Dentistry proudly serves children in Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and surrounding areas.
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