Dental x-rays are an integral part of a comprehensive treatment plan. In order to see the big picture, dentists require a dental radiograph, more commonly referred to as dental x-rays. These dental x-rays allow the dentist to get an in-depth look below the teeth and gums. For the convenience of our patients, Sage Dental preforms on-site dental x-rays. With a proper dental radiograph, our team of dental professionals are able to give patients informed evaluations.
Dental issues such as cavities, wisdom teeth or cancerous and benign growths are not always visible to the naked eye. This is why dental x-rays are vital. Dental x-rays provide an up-close look at the entire mouth including the teeth and jaw. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), a dental radiograph helps identify the following conditions:
- Areas between the teeth or fillings where decay is present
- Bone infections
- Development issues
- Abscesses or cysts
- Gum disease
Dental x-rays are necessary to identify dental issues that might not be found under other circumstances. The ADA maintains that the amount of radiation from dental x-rays is small compared to other sources of radiation to which we are exposed on a daily basis.
At Sage Dental, our dental professionals rely on dental pictures to make informed decisions on your course of treatment. The frequency of x-rays depends on the age of the patient. Younger patients may require x-rays more often because teeth and jaws are developing. At Sage Dental, we recommend new patients undergo dental radiographs so that our dentists can properly examine the mouth for any existing dental issues or potential problems. Call today to schedule an appointment in any one of our Central Florida Sage Dental locations.