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Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays (radiographs) are essential, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists at Healthy Smiles Dental uses information learned from x-rays to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities. This information is extremely critical to device an accurate treatment plan for identified abnormalities.
Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Bone loss.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your natural and Healthy Smiles.

Are dental x-rays safe?

Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation by using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.

Radiation exposed in a single full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment.

At Healthy Smiles Dental, we are fully digital clinic hence not only chances of repeative x-rays are very less but also time needed for a single x-ray is minimal.

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.

At Healthy Smiles Dental, full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended only for new patients which is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

Healthy Smiles Dental
38029 Medical Center Avenue,
Zephyrhills, FL, 33540

Phone: (813) 783.1119
Fax: (813) 783.1913
Email: healthysmilesfl@gmail.com

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