Our dentists very carefully decide when and what kinds of radiographs are taken for patients. Radiographs are x-ray images that are used in combination with low radiation levels in order to capture images of hard-to-see areas of your mouth, such as the interior of your teeth and gums.
In a dental office, radiographs allow your dentist in diagnosing a wide variety of issues, such as cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth and/or gums. They also facilitate the examination and determination of one’s bone level, bone health, roots, nerves, lesions (cysts/tumors), and oral damage/trauma.
Due to the invasive nature of radiographs, we make sure to very carefully assess the necessity and type, keeping patient wellbeing, health, and urgency in mind.