The dentists at Diamond Spring Dental Associates recommend that all of our patients receive dental x-rays once a year. These x-rays can be performed during your normal professional dental examination.
Dental x-rays help your dentist identify potential decay or disease that lies below the surface of your teeth that cannot be seen. When your dentist cleans your teeth and does a visual examination of your mouth he or she can look for signs of enamel erosion or cavities, however the earliest signs of these conditions are found deep below the surface where only x-rays can see.
Dental x-rays are completely safe and are one of the most effective tools your dentist has for detecting tooth decay early. This means that dental x-rays lead to faster and less burdensome tooth restorations. This also means less time away from work or school for you and less expense over time. If allowed to grow unaddressed, your tooth decay can lead to more costly and painful repairs including root canal procedures or even tooth extractions.
Your Diamond Spring Dental Associates dentist will recommend both bitewing and panoramic x-rays be taken annually. Bitewing x-rays focus in on the individual teeth where panoramic x-rays show a broader view of your entire mouth and are helpful in identifying jaw conditions as well as impacted teeth.
If it is time for your annual dental check up and x-rays contact Diamond Spring Dental Associates for your next preventative appointment today.
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