Regular dental exams can't spot everything going on inside your mouth. While we can get a good look at your teeth and gums, we can't see what's going on below the gums or down in the bones or roots. Much information can be gleaned from dental X-rays. Our dentists can use the information they gather from your X-rays to spot problems and develop an accurate treatment plan. What you can see on a dental X-ray: - Abscesses/cysts - Bone loss - Tumors - Tooth decay - Developmental abnormalities - Tooth and root positions - Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
If our dentists can catch dental problems early, we can help stop the issue from getting worse and save you the headache and cost of having these issues treated.
ARE DENTAL X-RAYS SAFE? Dental X-rays do produce radiation, but only low, safe amounts. When you stop in for a dental X-ray, you won't be exposed to enough radiation that would be considered dangerous. We at Perimenis Dental Group make sure you'll be safe during an X-ray by using lead apron shields to protect your body while the X-rays are being taken.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD DENTAL X-RAYS BE TAKEN? A new X-ray should be taken upon the visit for your first appointment. After that, X-rays will be recommended based on your medical history, age, risk for disease, or any interesting findings in previous X-rays that we'd want to keep an eye on. Full mouth X-rays should stay relevant to your medical record for three to five years.