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Dental Digital X-Rays

What Are Dental X-Rays?

Dental x-rays, a common term used for digital radiography, uses an electronic sensor to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums to evaluate your oral health. The tip of your roots and the bone underneath your gums could be viewed, which is not possible to a naked eye. These x-rays use a minimal amount of radiations and the digital images are directly stored on a computer. It gives an enhanced and enlarged view of the teeth instantly. The dentists can precisely diagnose and treat dental issues. Dental x-rays are very effective in detecting issues that are difficult to spot by a regular dental examination.

Why Are Dental X-Rays Needed?

Dental x-rays are a very common tool and are important to identify core problems like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth, which are usually not visible during a regular dental exam. Without x-rays, such problems may go unnoticed, and those untreated issues could get worse afterward. Dental x-rays can also diagnose

  • The presence of cysts or abscesses which are infectious
  • Tumors
  • Decay between teeth, bone loss, etc.
  • Gum disease
  • The development of wisdom teeth in young patients

Determining dental problems at an early stage could save you from future discomfort eventually. X-rays taken when needed would diagnose any conditions which would require medical attention.

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What Makes One A Viable Candidate For Dental X-Rays?

The dentist would evaluate your dental health needs and suggest a dental x-ray accordingly. Being a safe option, it can be taken on patients of all age groups, children as well as adults. Before the procedure, we, the dentists at Rock Hill sc, would review your medical and dental history.

A good candidate for a dental x-ray is a person

  • Who is at a stage of dental development
  • Who is very young and the dentist needs to investigate if the primary teeth are loosening properly to fit new permanent teeth.
  • Who is old
  • Who has symptoms present to investigate with an x-ray
  • Who has a history of oral health

What Happens When You Have Dental X-Rays Taken?

Our dentists here at Rock Hill sc would make you comfortable and ready for the dental x-ray. The dentist will place a lead apron draping your body to save you from any exposure to radiation. After that, a small size device is placed inside the mouth and a machine is angled to this device. Then the x-ray is taken and instantly, an image is developed on the screen of the computer. This image can be enlarged and the dentist can see the tiniest detail very conveniently. After having a look at the x-rays the dentists at Rock Hill sc will conclude the problem and treat accordingly. The duration of this procedure is small and convenient.

During one's visits to Riverwalk Smile Dentistry, at Riverwalk Carolinas, we get a chance to locate the problems at the early stages.

Patients living in Rock Hill can call us at (803) 639-7676 or directly visit our clinic at Riverwalk Smile Dentistry to set up a consultation for Dental X-Rays.