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How we keep patients smiles happy: dental X-rays!

Welcome Calm Dentistry family! We love for our patients to be informed about their dental health! Today, we will share some information about one tool that we use to keep our patients smiles happy: dental X-rays.

π•Žπ•™π•ͺ 𝕕𝕠 𝕨𝕖 π•₯π•’π•œπ•– 𝕏-𝕣𝕒π•ͺ𝕀 𝕒π•₯ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 π••π•–π•Ÿπ•₯𝕒𝕝 π•”π•™π•–π•”π•œπ•¦π•‘ π•§π•šπ•€π•šπ•₯?

-dental X-rays help to identify problems with the teeth, mouth and jaw
-X-rays show things such as cavities, bone loss around teeth and dental structures that are hidden during a visual exam

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•žπ• π•€π•₯ π•”π• π•žπ•žπ• π•Ÿ π•₯π•ͺ𝕑𝕖𝕀 𝕠𝕗 𝕏-𝕣𝕒π•ͺ𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕨𝕖 π•¨π•šπ•π• π•₯π•’π•œπ•–?

-Bitewings: (see picture below) these check for decay between the back teeth and also identify bone loss
-Periapical: (see picture below ) these show the entire tooth from the crown to the root and help to identify abscesses (infection at the root) etc.
-Panoramic: (seeΒ  picture below) These X-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints. They show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.

𝔸𝕣𝕖 π”»π•–π•Ÿπ•₯𝕒𝕝 𝕏-𝕣𝕒π•ͺ𝕀 𝕀𝕒𝕗𝕖?

Radiation exposure due to dental X-rays is minimal in comparison to both human-made and natural radiation sources. At Calm Dentistry we have digital X-ray technology which has much lower radiation exposure then films. We are also sure to only take X-rays that are needed. If you have any questions about the safety of X-rays or anything else used in a dental office your dentist will be happy to discuss any concerns with you.

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