Dental X-rays are the only way for dentists to observe the health and state of the areas between your teeth and the insides of your teeth. The team at Cooper City Family Dentistry in Cooper City, Florida, offers thorough dental care including digital 3D X-rays on an as-needed basis to maintain your dental well-being. Call the office or schedule an appointment today if you're due for a dental checkup or haven't had dental X-rays in more than two years.
Dental X-rays are a critical tool for preventive dental care. Only a small portion of your teeth is visible to the naked eye, so X-rays help your dentist to examine your teeth carefully, inside and out.
For example, your dentist at Cooper City Family Dentistry uses digital 3D X-rays to check the insides of your teeth for signs of decay, such as under an existing filling. They can also determine if there's any decay between your teeth. An X-ray can diagnose the bone deterioration that results from gum disease.
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.
Cooper City Family Dentistry in Cooper City, Florida, recommends limited X-Rays on an annual basis. More extensive X-rays are required every three to five years to monitor the health of the roots of your teeth and the surrounding bone.
Due to their fast-paced growth rate, children need more frequent dental X-rays. X-rays help dentists to determine if children’s teeth are emerging correctly and whether orthodontic treatment is necessary.
Dental X-rays are safe for patients of all ages and conditions. X-rays do transmit a small quantity of radiation to take the scans of your teeth and bones, but this puts you at almost no risk. The amount of radiation is too small. Today, the quantity of radiation needed is much lower thanks to advancements in dental technology for dental X-ray machines.
You are still able to get X-rays when pregnant. Your dentist can shield you with a unique apron and thyroid collar as a precautionary measure.
If you haven't received dental X-rays in more than two years or you think you it might be time for a dental checkup, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.