X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detection of any oral issues during the initial stage is beneficial to the health of the patient, as well as, keeping the expenses of the procedures require at a minimum.
X-rays are primarily used to detect:
- Internal tooth decay
- Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the bottom of your teeth)
- Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
- Impacted teeth
- Teeth that are still coming in.
At Agave Dental & Orthodontics, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based X-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from with traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen X-rays make patient communication and understanding much easier. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and dentist to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient.
Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting X-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically for consultation that can be presented to you quickly.