Dental X-rays are a conventional diagnostic tool that enables in detecting any forms of dental abnormalities of the structural setup of the jaw, teeth bone, facial bone, and other areas of the oral maxillofacial region. Dental X-rays are part of the routine recall visits. It is performed under the supervision of trained dental hygienists and dentists. The radiation emitted from an X-ray is harmless and is environmental as well as patient-friendly.
How do dental X-rays play a vital role in preventive dentistry?
Dental X-rays are a preventive, diagnostic tool that is crucial in detecting dental abnormalities of teeth. As you visit the dentist for your routine dental checkup, it helps to reveal and understand the following signs of concerns.
- Reveals early signs of bone loss.
- Detects tumors or lesions.
- Detects formation of cysts or nodes.
- Shows signs of malocclusions.
- Assesses jaw bone development.
- Reveals signs of crooked teeth.
- Analyses areas of the TMJ.
Why is a dental X-ray the perfect preventive dentistry strategy?
Undergoing routine dental X-rays are vital in the detection and diagnosis of dental conditions. It also allows to understand any progressive signs of misalignments or detect the early bone loss. Dentists can even get a close-up understanding of the dentition that would both the dentist and the patient to be aware of any growing signs of orthodontic concerns.
How often must one undergo a dental X-ray?
Dental X-rays may be performed based on individual dental needs. An extensive oral evaluation will be conducted by taking the patient’s medical history and records into consideration. After the review, the dentist or dental hygienist will prescribe the required dental X-ray for further analysis of the dentition.
New patients are generally recommended for a full mouth series dental X-ray. A bite-wing X-ray is taken during a recall dental visit. They are advised to be made once or twice a year to detect growing dental problems of teeth.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Dental X-rays are known to emit low and tolerable levels of radiation that is both environmentally friendly and patient-friendly. Our team would take the required precaution to ensure that the patient is shielded from direct exposure to radiation. We advise patients to change into disposable aprons to protect the body during an X-ray procedure.
Request an appointment with Perfect Smile Dental, and we shall guide you further on diagnostic and preventive dentistry.