Dental X-rays are an integral part of any dental treatment. A Dental clinician may require x-rays for both preventative and diagnostic reasons.
There are different types of x-rays which can be taken from inside and outside the mouth – all of which have different purposes and benefits!
However the 3 main reasons as to why dental x-rays are an essential part of your dental appointment are because;
- They can show areas of the mouth, teeth and bone structure that we may not be able to see or assess accurately by looking into you mouth!
- They can aid in diagnosis and determining a suitable treatment plan. It can also help the dental clinician establish a possible prognosis of tooth, or condition
- Lastly they are an excellent dental record which can show any changes, or progression of certain conditions over time. Sometime they can also help prevent a problem from getting worse – by detecting it in its early stages
Dental x-rays are crucial; to help dental clinician provide you with the best suited dental treatment for you needs. How often a dental x-ray is taken is dependent on the individual patients needs and this should be discussed with your clinician. To discuss dental x-rays further – speak to our staff today!