Taking care of your mouth is essential for ensuring optimal oral health. An important part of keeping your mouth healthy is dental exams. Routine exams allow us to check your mouth for warning signs of different issues before you notice anything is wrong. Sometimes, exams are needed when you notice symptoms of an oral health issue. These exams allow us to determine the root cause of the issue so that you can get the appropriate treatment. Part of your oral exam is a visual inspection of your mouth. There are many components of your mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Singing River Dentistry can see these structures with digital X-rays.
How Important are X-Rays?
Your dental exams are essential for detecting the presence of oral health issues so that we can help you maintain optimal oral health. With a visual inspection of your mouth, we can see many structures and detect any issues. However, there are many components of your mouth that cannot be seen. This is where X-rays come in. These images enable us to see the hidden components of your mouth so that we can get a complete picture of your oral health and provide you with the best treatments possible. X-rays allow us to see:
Digital X-rays are a modern alternative to traditional X-ray technology. Traditional X-rays are taken using radiation. With digital X-rays, your images are taken using electronic technology. This can be a big relief for patients concerned about radiation exposure. An electronic sensor, which is attached to a computer, is positioned in your mouth. We then take your X-rays with the click of a button. Where traditional X-rays need to be developed in a separate darkroom, digital X-rays do not need to be developed at all. Instead, the images are displayed almost immediately on a computer monitor. We do not have to leave the room at all.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
There are a significant number of benefits associated with digital X-rays. These benefits include:
Digital X-rays provide us with a much more effective way to detect issues in the hidden structures of your mouth, allowing us to provide you with optimal care. From family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry, we are here to help you. For more information, call Singing River Dentistry today at .
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