Your cleaning and prevention plan involves taking X-rays of your teeth. Here at Albrecht Family Dentistry, our dentists will utilize 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 more quickly.
To prevent discomfort, pain and permanent damage to your mouth, it is important to have X-rays taken of your teeth. Even though digital radiography is significantly safer than traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation. Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us.
How Do I Know 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 is taken once a year, new X-rays may be needed if any 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
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gumline
The above conditions can prove to be extremely detrimental to your comfort and overall health. By following your doctor’s recommendations, you can prevent unnecessary discomfort and avoid the cost of repairing progressive dental problems.
Dr. Rusty M. Albrecht, Dr. Chandice A. Richards and Dr. Lundon Albrecht will use digital X-rays as a standard part of many visits to our office. For more information or to schedule your visit, call our office at 440-358-0495.