About Digital X-Rays
A contemporary practice, MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX is well equipped with the most modern technology for a complete examination. This is why MINT dentistry performs digital x-rays, also called digital radiographs, as part of every dental exam to obtain a better view of your oral health. Digital x-rays help our staff of board-certified dentists to diagnose abnormalities that are below the visible surface so they can better improve your oral health, including your gums, teeth, and jaw. Quite a few dental conditions can be seen from digital x-rays, including decay, cavities, cysts, an abscess, bone loss, and impacted teeth. If a concern is detected in the early stages, you tend to have more options for treatment with a greater chance of success. During your annual examination, digital x-rays allow us to identify and create your best treatment plan.
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Best Candidates for Digital X-Rays
Usually, digital x-rays are done at your annual examination to assess your oral health. We may also take digital x-rays when you're in pain or concerned about symptoms so we can correctly diagnose then address the underlying condition. Digital x-rays emit less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays, but we still prefer to limit your exposure. Although digital x-rays are considered safe for most patients, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should tell their team before x-rays are taken so we can take extra precautions.
What to Expect with Digital X-Rays
To start your exam, you can relax in a massaging treatment chair. After you decide whether to watch a show or listen to music on a pair of Beats headphones, we will take your digital x-rays. Often done at the start of your visit, x-rays typically take a few minutes to get a series. For most visits, we will take images that include all of your teeth. Once the digital x-rays are complete, they can be viewed immediately, so you and your dentist can analyze the images throughout your exam. Should we find any problems, your dentist will show you the issue and explain your options for treatment.
Digital X-Rays Treatment Aftercare
Your x-rays will generally be done bi-annually as part of your dental examination. Occasionaly, we will recommend a whole mouth series to give us a more complete view that includes your gums and jawbone. These images will be safely attached to your file, so we can observe subtle changes and identify any growing concerns. There isn't any aftercare required following digital x-rays unless you are told by your dentist. Another appointment may be scheduled if a procedure is required. We always suggest great oral care at home plus scheduling your bi-annual exams and cleanings to keep your teeth sexy.
The MINT Commitment
Generally, if you have dental insurance, it will pay for your annual dental exam, including digital x-rays. We will speak to your provider to figure out if you will have any remaining costs. If you are paying out of pocket, MINT dentistry takes several methods of payment, including low-interest financing. We are dedicated to making sure that you have a thorough oral health examination every year at our office. Using cutting-edge equipment, like digital x-rays, helps MINT dentistry to give you the best possible care.
Digital X-Rays Clear, Concise Diagnosis
One of the best ways to get a beautiful smile is preventive care with the best equipment. Digital x-rays use advanced technology to help us find and address dental conditions early for a greater chance of success. Part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays offer MINT dentists more information so we can see and correct issues. To get a clear view of your teeth, contact us in Dallas, TX to schedule a exam with digital x-rays at MINT dentistry so your smile stays brilliant.