X-Rays are one of the more important tools we use.
Dental x-Rays (radiographs) are able to pinpoint damage to your teeth and gums that the doctor might not be able to see through a manual examination. Having new images of your teeth made over time enable the doctor to keep up with changes and identify new concerns that should be addressed.
Some of the things that x-rays can help uncover are:
- Condition of teeth
- Presence of periodontal disease
- Location of impacted teeth
The types of x-rays used are intraoral and extraoral.
To assuage the fears that some patients have concerning radiation exposure due to the process, we adhere to the guidelines the State of Wisconsin offers regarding x-ray safety procedures are dental facilities.