Dental X-rays & Dental Exams

Dental xray

Dental X-Rays

Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information which might not be visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists use this information to accurately create a treatment plan based on your need. Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Dental X-rays produce a low level of radiation, and we take necessary precaution to eliminate exposure to radiation by using digital sensors and apron shield.

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Dental Exams

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. It is recommended that you visit your dentist for routine checkup at least every 6 months, unless advised otherwise.

At regular check-up exams, your dentist will perform the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for tooth decay, gum disease or any abnormalities.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal (gum)disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with X-ray and dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc

After the dental examination, if your dentist finds problem such as cavities or tooth decay, will discuss your treatment options.

The dentist at Elegant Dental Center offers a wide range of services to help you to maintain your gum and teeth healthy.

Call us today to schedule an appointment to see one of our dentists. We would be happy to assist you with your dental care.