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. They provide an up-close look at the entire mouth including the teeth and jaw.
Dental X-rays are necessary to identify dental issues that might not be found under other circumstances. 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
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.
We recommend new patients undergo dental X-rays so that our dentists can properly examine the mouth for any existing dental issues or potential problems. Find a location near you to make an appointment today.
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