Dexis Digital X-Rays
Dental Radiographs (x-rays) are an essential part of your dental health. They are a preventative and diagnostic tool that provide valuable information that is not always visible during a routine dental exam. All of our providers utilize this information to diagnosis dental abnormalities and complete a precise treatment plan. Without radiographs, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental Radiographs Can Reveal
- Abscessed Teeth or Cysts
- Periodontal Bone loss
- Tumors (Cancerous & Non- Cancerous)
- Tooth Decay
- Developmental abnormalities
By detecting these dental issues along with the proper treatment, at an early stage, can not only save you time and financial burden but also eliminate unnecessary dental discomfort and ultimately save your teeth!
How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?
Every patient’s needs are different. However, the need for dental radiographs will depend on each patient’s individual dental health needs. One of our dentists and/or dental hygienists will be more than happy to discuss your recommended x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exams, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.
A Full Mouth Series (also known as an FMX) of digital radiographs is recommended for all new patients. A full series is typically good for three to five years depending on the patient. Bite-Wing Radiographs (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are recommended to be taken at least once a year at your routine (check-up) visits to detect new dental problems and reevaluate existing issues.