Dental X-rays Denver NC
While a routine dental visit and examination allow the dental team at Denver Dental Arts to evaluate a patient’s smile, it also offers the opportunity to take a series of x-rays, or dental radiography, to see what is happening where the eyes cannot see. X-rays allow Drs. Nathen Ellis and Gary Hubbard a chance to evaluate the bone’s health, the condition of the teeth and find if there are any underlying dental issues. This is a comprehensive way to evaluate the smile for teeth problems such as periodontal disease, cavities, or impacted wisdom teeth.
Why are dental x-rays important?
Our dental team stresses the benefits of routine dental x-rays because they make it easier to diagnose various problems that can develop far before they are noticeable in a simple physical evaluation. Problems might be covered and left undiagnosed to the point where they cause unwanted damage to the teeth and gums before they are physically seen. Dental x-rays are also used for evaluating children to ensure their teeth are developing as expected underneath the gum line.
Who is a candidate for dental x-rays?
Our dental team does not always take dental x-rays at each recall visit unless the patient has been struggling with dental problems that our team needs to monitor closely. Every few years, our team might take an x-ray; or for new patients with no dental history information available. Dental radiography exposes patients to a minute amount of radiation, making them safe to undergo.
When are dental x-rays done?
- During a patient’s first dental appointment at our facility.
- When the dentist is preparing for oral surgery, such as the placement of dental implants.
- If there are concerns regarding the bone of the jaw or the inside of the teeth.
- To check for progress with periodontal disease treatment.
Are you overdue for dental x-rays?
If you are located in the community of Denver, NC and need a dental checkup, call Denver Dental Arts at (704) 908-6969 to request a consultation visit with our team. We are dedicated to helping patients achieve better oral health and wellness through preventive and routine care. Drs. Nathen Ellis and Gary Hubbard are conveniently located at 7206 Austin Smiles Court, Suite #103.