When Should You Have A Dental X-Ray?
Your dentist or dental hygienist at Westermeier Martin Dental Care will likely recommend dental x-rays when you have your regular dental examination. When should you have a dental x-ray and why? Dental x-rays help your dentist see your teeth and the surrounding tissues in a way they cannot with a simple oral examination.
Dental x-rays help your dentist find and treat dental problems, such as cavities, in their early stages. Early detection could save you money and unnecessary tooth, gum and mouth pain.
What issues can your dentist see with a dental x-ray?
How often will your teeth and mouth be x-rayed?
The frequency of dental x-rays is based on your unique medical and dental history. Some patients need x-rays annually, others may only need dental x-rays every eighteen months.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Your exposure to radiation during a dental x-ray is extremely small. Your exposure is minimized further if your dentist uses digital dental x-rays. Westermeier Martin Dental Care uses digital x-ray technology. The advances in dental technology has led to an increased number of measures to minimize risks associated with radiation exposure from dental x-rays. If you are concerned with radiation exposure.
If you haven’t had your teeth x-rayed or a dental examination, dental cleaning or check-up performed recently, give our office a call. Even if you have another dentist, you can easily switch to our practice and schedule an appointment at either or Amherst or East Aurora, New York dental office.