When examining your teeth and mouth, our dentists may also take an X-ray. Here at Citrus Smiles, we use digital X-rays to gain a more comprehensive understanding of your oral health and provide you with more precise and effective care. Digital X-rays are used to identify and diagnose a wide range of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay, including decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper root positioning and other problems with the tooth roots
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Fractures in teeth or in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
After reviewing the captured images from the X-ray, our dentists can then plan and provide treatments tailored to your individual needs. Digital X-rays are commonly used to plan oral surgery procedures, root canal therapy, dental implant placement, orthodontic care and more.
When you receive a digital X-ray, our dentists will place a small digital sensor in your mouth. This sensor quickly captures images of your teeth and supporting structures and transmits them to a nearby monitor in the treatment room so that we can provide you with an efficient and accurate diagnosis.
Digital X-rays are very safe for use. Unlike film X-rays, they require no chemicals to develop the images and produce up to 90% less radiation than a traditional film X-ray. In fact, you are exposed to more radiation in your day-to-day life from the sun than you are from a digital X-ray!
If you have any questions about digital X-rays in Murphy and Wylie, Texas, or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, call Citrus Smiles today at 972-472-8862.