X-rays take pictures called radiographs that show the interior of dental structures and tissues, like teeth and bones. These allow us to make a thorough examination than is possible with the naked eye, and can help spot problems that would otherwise go undetected and untreated.
Why do I need x-rays?
Some dental problems are hard or even impossible to see with the naked eye. Regular x-rays will help spot problems, and when compared to previous x-rays, will show any unusual changes or developments. We want to make the most thorough examination possible so that problems can be addressed and reversed at an early stage. This will help preserve your original teeth, and save you the time, trouble and expense of extensive dental problems.
Are x-rays safe?
X-rays are safe because you aren’t exposed to this radiation very often or for very long. To minimize the risks even more, we will make sure that the rest of your body is covered with a lead apron. Large doses of radiation could be harmful however, so people who are around x-rays all the time leave the room during the procedure.
The Dexis Sensor is the most comfortable digital x-ray available. It has rounded corners, it’s the smallest, leading to less exposure to radiation. With the Dexis Sensor we see better images, detect problems earlier and start preventative treatment as soon as possible.