Thursday, April 23, 2015

Reasons Why Dentists Take X-Rays

Ever wonder why your dentist takes x-rays every time you go in for an exam?

Here are some important reason why your dentist takes x-rays:
  • Looking for decay between your teeth: Sometimes decay isn't visible to the naked eye and exists in areas the dentist can not see.
  • Checking for bone loss associated with gum disease: Gum disease can cause bone loss and an x-ray will show how advanced it is.
  • Checking for decay under fillings: Sometime decay under fillings can occur and only be seen with an x-ray.
  • Looking for infection at the tip of the root: Infections can appear at the very bottom of your teeth where the bone is, which needs to be confirmed using an x-ray.
  • Examining the area before procedures: Dentist need a full view of the teeth and bone before procedures such as braces, implants, and tooth removal.
Now you see why dental x-rays are such an important part of your dental care!

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