X-rays are Important

During a routine visit to your dentist, you may be required to take an x-ray. In this case, you’ll be given a bite plate as the x-ray machine takes images from both sides of your mouth. Two to four visits may be required to take x-rays of your gums and teeth.

Why is x-ray important in dentistry? A radiograph is an important tool in probing into signs of dental health issues you may be having. Here are some of the reasons it is so important in dentistry.

Diagnostic Tool

Why can’t a dentist simply look into your mouth and diagnose the problem? There are signs that cannot be seen or analyzed using other conventional equipment. The radiograph can see problems arising in areas such as the bones under your gums and the roots of your teeth.

For that reason it is a useful tool for detecting the following issues:

  • Bone loss
  • Abscess
  • Impacted Tooth
  • Cyst
  • Early Stages of Dum Disease

Prevent Complications

Since x-rays are tools that can detect gum diseases and cavities in their earliest stages of development, they can prevent serious complications. One of the problems they can detect is an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth becomes difficult to remove and may require specialized procedures that are invasive and require a considerable downtime after treatment.

Bone loss from the gums is another issue that can be prevented from becoming a complicated problem, thanks to x-ray dentistry. The most adverse effects of bone loss include changing the shape of the face and causing serious overall damage to your dental health.

Cutting Down Costs

It is important to detect dental health problems early in order to avoid serious implications as well as the costs of treating the condition. Serious complications require extensive procedures and significant recovery periods. Therefore x-ray dentistry helps you to avoid gum disease as well as the time and financial cost incurred to treat it.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Madison Square Dentistry by clicking here or by calling (951) 304-2070.

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Monday 7am-3pm
Tue, Wed, Thur 9am-6pm
Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday 7am-3pm

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