Providing exceptional dental care is much easier for dentists when they have complete information about their patients’ oral health. At the Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we only ask for X-rays when they are necessary for our standard of care.
Pictures are more reliable than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth are worth even more than a thousand words. So, along with a thorough visual examination, most dentists want complete and up-to-date X-rays.
The frequency of X-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your oral health. Because children are growing and they experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need X-rays more frequently.
X-rays help dentists find cavities, assess gum health, and identify any major changes to your teeth and mouth.
Safety is an important issue the team at The Reno Dentist considers when ordering X-rays, because low levels of radiation are used to obtain the images. We take precautions to limit exposure, such as putting leaded aprons and collars on our patients.
Women need to let their dentist know if they are pregnant because special considerations should be taken.
Should you worry about dental X-rays? Absolutely not!
Along with basic dental health issues, we are happy to discuss the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We also treat migraines, headaches and TMJ. Call us today for an appointment.
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