At your McKinney family dentist, we make every effort to use the latest technology and advancements in dentistry to provide you the best dental care.
We use digital sensors and radiography( x-rays) which decreases radiation up to 90 percent and provide accurate and clear diagnostic x rays.
Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What will x rays show?
Dental radiographs will show
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
2. Are dental X-rays safe?
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of X-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
Dental X-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. We take necessary precautions to limit the exposure to radiation when taking dental X-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, digital x rays that cuts down the exposure time of each X-ray.
3. How often should dental X-rays be taken?
The need for dental X-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. We will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.
A full mouth series of dental X-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing X-rays (X-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.
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