Many patients wonder if dental x-rays are really necessary. After all, if your teeth feel fine, why should you pay for dental x-rays? And what about radiation?
At Smiling Hills Dental, we have incorporated digital x-rays into our diagnostic and preventive dental treatments in order to provide you with more accurate diagnoses and earlier treatment options.
Digital x-rays are extremely safe. They emit up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays while providing higher resolution and more versatile imaging.
As with digital photography, we can use our in-room monitors to zoom in on a questionable area and reach a diagnosis. This was not possible with old-fashioned film x-rays. We can also adjust brightness and contrast in order to get a better look.
Digital x-rays are a small investment in your oral health that pay for themselves over and over. They are extremely safe, and we only take the necessary number of x-rays to rule out common dental conditions such as decay, bone loss, and damaged teeth.
If you ever have questions about the x-rays we recommend, just give us a call or stop by. We are happy to help!