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3 Benefits of Dental X-Rays

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;

  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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!