Your cleaning and prevention plan involves taking X-rays of your teeth. James G. Case DDS uses the latest X-ray technology, known as digital radiography, which uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth.
The process of digital radiography is quicker and more comfortable than the process of taking film X-rays, and it reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, our dental hygienist will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems quickly.
Do I Need an X-ray?
The frequency and need for X-rays are based on medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. Although a full X-ray of your top and bottom teeth are taken once or twice a year, new X-rays may be needed if dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment with your dentist promptly.
Dental X-rays May Reveal
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor teeth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line