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Why Dental X Rays Are Essential For Getting Proper Dental Care?


Posted on 5/23/2022 by Front Desk
Why Dental X Rays Are Essential For Getting Proper Dental Care?Also referred to as dental radiographs, dental X-rays are the images of the mouth that provide details about the health of the teeth and gums. Dental X-rays utilize low levels of electromagnetic radiations to capture the inside details and conditions of the teeth and gums. During the X-rays, the bones and teeth are able to easily absorb the radiation. Through a digital sensor or special film, the absorption is measured and presented in form of images similar to a photograph.

Why Dental X rays are Needed


Many patients reach out for routine checkups that are done after every six months. Dental X-rays may be required during the routine checkups to help a dental specialist determine the oral dental health of the patient including the jaw, teeth, gums, and bone underneath.

Having X-rays done one time a year helps dental specialists know the precise dental health condition of a patient. It may be difficult for the specialist to detect and identify abnormalities such as teeth shifts, jaw malposition, bone loss, and damaged root pulp, and other dental problems without X-rays. Dental X-rays can catch these abnormalities on time hence helping a dental specialist offer the right, timely treatment before the issue worsens.

Additionally, a dental specialist may require dental X-rays outside of the routine checkup time. This may occur when treating gum disease to determine the extent of bone loss. The radiographs may also be needed during orthodontic treatment to help determine the exact location or position of the jaw and teeth. During wisdom teeth extraction, a dentist may get X-rays to examine how deep a tooth is. A dislodged tooth can affect the entire socket as well as the root system surrounding it. As a result, a dentist may need an X-ray to determine the amount of damage arising from the dislodge. When receiving oral cancer screening, a patient may need to get X-rays to allow a dentist to see the precise condition of the patient's mouth beneath the teeth.

Essentially, dental X-rays are crucial because they help determine the exact cause of a dental issue. This allows for an effective treatment. Contact our prosthodontics specialists today for your dental exams and treatment procedures.


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