Digital X-Ray Near You
Your dentist can only assess the health and state of the areas between your teeth and the insides of your teeth with dental X-rays. At Cooper City Family Dentistry, we conduct X-rays when necessary for thorough dental care.
Should I receive dental X-rays?
Dental X-rays are an imperative aspect of preventive dentistry. X-rays reveal the entire tooth rather than just a portion of it which is what the naked eye only sees. For example, your dentist at Cooper City Family Dentistry uses digital 3D X-rays to check the insides of your teeth for decay, such as under an existing filling. They can also determine if there’s any decay between your teeth. Your dentist can diagnose bone deterioration caused by gum disease using an X-ray. The team at Cooper City Family Dentistry relies on digital 3D X-rays to plan the placement of orthodontic treatments, dental implants, and other dental procedures, as well as diagnose dental conditions.
How often do I need dental X-rays?
Cooper City Family Dentistry in Cooper City, Florida, recommends limited X-Rays on an annual basis. To monitor how healthy, the roots of your teeth are and surrounding bone, your dentist must take more extensive X-rays approximately every three to five years. Due to their fast-paced growth rate, children need more frequent dental X-rays. When your dentist takes an X-ray of your child’s teeth, they can determine if their teeth are erupting correctly and if orthodontic treatment will be needed.
Is it safe to receive a dental X-ray?
Dental X-rays are safe, no matter your age. To take scans of your teeth and bones, X-rays do transmit a small quantity of radiation, however, there is virtually no risk as the amount of radiation is insufficient. Thanks to today’s advances in dental technology, X-ray machines have a significantly lower quantity of radiation.
You are still able to receive X-rays when pregnant, as your dentist will use special precautionary measures to shield and protect you.
If it has been over two years since you have received a dental X-ray, it may be time for a dental checkup. Schedule your appointment today!