Dental X-Rays in Montrose CA
Not all dental issues are visible to the naked eye. Dental x-rays help in providing valuable, in-depth information about your teeth and gums during the exam. At California Dental Group, we specialize in providing comprehensive dental x-rays that will reveal the condition of your teeth and gums.
Our dental X-rays in Montrose CA are carried out using our state-of-the-art dental instruments. All the process involved is handled by our experienced dental hygienists and qualified dentist. We will use the information obtained from the x-ray to detect hidden dental abnormalities accurately. Thus, we can recommend the ideal dental treatment or surgical procedure for you.
Our dental x-rays are offered to both kids and adult patients at our deluxe and serene California dental practice. All our services are offered with a high level of professionalism.
What Do Dental X-Rays Reveal
Without x-rays, several dental issues are usually unnoticed. The following are some dental problems that can be revealed by dental x-rays:
- Decay between the teeth
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Abscesses or cysts
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Bone loss
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
- Developmental abnormalities
Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. Nevertheless, dentists do take precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.
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.
A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) and are recommended once or twice a year at your as part of your dental check-ups and will be used to detect new dental problems.