Providing quality dental care is much easier for our office when we have comprehensive information about our patients’ oral health. It is one of Alaska Premier Dental Group‘s most important tools, and pictures are far more accurate than written notes. So, along with a thorough oral exam, most dentists want complete and up-to-date x-rays.
The frequency of x-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your oral health. Because children are growing and they experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need x-rays more often.
X-rays also help dentists find cavities, evaluate gum health, and identify any major changes to your teeth and mouth.
Safety is an important issue that all dentists consider when ordering x-rays, because low levels of radiation are used to obtain the images. Many important precautions are taken to limit exposure, such as putting leaded aprons and collars on the patients. It is vital that women inform their dentist if they are pregnant because special considerations should be taken.
Along with basic dental health issues, we are happy to discuss the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers. We want you to have the healthy, stunning smile that you deserve, so contact us for a consultation today!
The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/x/x-rays, accessed on August. 1, 2014
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