While dentists can see in teeth what the untrained eye can’t, even the best dentist in Coral Springs uses x-rays to provide you with the best dental care.
Dental x-rays involve passing electromagnetic radiation through the jaw to produce images of the structures inside. The technician at your dentist’s office preps you for x-rays by placing a protective apron over your chest. Next, the x-ray sensor or film is placed in your mouth for the picture. Depending on the type of x-ray being taken, the machine may rotate around your head while taking pictures of your teeth.
Dental x-rays can see into teeth to detect cavities and cracks in teeth. They can also see erupting teeth that may not have completely come in yet. Furthermore, they help with evaluating jaw position.
Because x-rays can detect so many dental issues, they are useful in diagnostics as well as catching problems before they worsen. Better yet, they are a preventative measure that takes almost no effort. X-rays only take a matter of minutes. Children should get x-rays every 1-2 years, while adults should get them every 2-3 years in order to optimize dental health.
A dental x-ray exposes you to a miniscule amount of radiation, with digital x-rays exposing you to even less. Moreover, the level of radiation is considered safe for all people. Additionally, dental x-rays do not hurt. They are pain-free with maybe a small possibility of discomfort from the mouthpiece used to take the images.
Complete Dental Health is a friendly and caring facility that can provide you and your entire family with a comprehensive range of dental treatments. Contact our office today to schedule your next exam with us!