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Sep
10

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Dental X-rays

Posted in Digital X-Rays

1.- If you are new to our practice, then we need a complete set of x-rays in order to get to know you.

There are many key details about your mouth that your dentist simply cannot know unless he has a recent set of x-rays. Your dentist wants to provide you with the most individualized care that he can possibly give. X-ray technology is a vital tool that gives your dentist a picture of your unique dental condition and needs.

2.- X-rays reveal spots of tooth decay in-between teeth.

Cavities that develop on the chewing surfaces of teeth can be detected in the course of a regular dental exam. However, the smooth surfaces between teeth that are touching cannot be viewed because your teeth are fixed in place. X-rays allow a see-through image to show what those in-between surfaces look like.

3.- Developmental changes are carefully monitored.

It is especially important for children’s teeth and jaws to be carefully monitored as they grow. Some conditions or injuries may require that specialized x-ray technology be used. For example, cephalometric and panoramic x-rays can show a more complete picture of the jaw, cheeks, and sinuses. These allowyour dentist to determine the need for procedures such as braces or wisdom teeth extraction. The sooner your dentist learns such information, the easier it will be for him to provide the most non-invasive corrective treatment possible.

4.- Your mouth changes constantly.

Because of changes in health, medication, diet, oral hygiene, or even residence, your mouth can experience significant changes within a few months. By regularly having dental x-rays taken, you will receive dental care that is best-suited to your needs.Talk to your dentist for more information about how dental x-rays benefit you.

Posted on behalf of:
Springfield Lorton Dental Group
5419-C Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 256-8554

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