X-rays are a vital procedure in the care and maintenance of healthy teeth and a strong supporting mouth structure. X-rays provide your dentist with important information on how to best care for your dental health.
Dental x-rays reveal a lot of important information that cannot be seen during a regular dental exam. The information shown by x-rays can help your dentist detect problems areas and accurately pinpoint the exact areas of concern. Your dentist can then use this information to formulate the best treatment plan.
Dental x-rays can help identify:
The schedule of x-rays varies by patient. Factors determining the need for and frequency of x-rays include a patient’s age, medical and dental history, past dental procedures, family history and symptoms. Your dentist will provide you with an x-ray schedule after a comprehensive dental examination.