Dental exams are a critical part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Routine dental exams allow us to spot oral health issues in their earliest stages, enabling us to provide you with treatment before they become more serious. If you are experiencing specific symptoms, exams allow us to determine the cause of your symptoms to provide you with effective treatment. There are many components to your mouth, however. While there are many components that we can see, there are also many we cannot. At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry, we are able to see these hidden components with digital X-rays.
Why Are X-Rays Important?
X-rays are an essential part of helping you to maintain the health of your mouth. These images allow us to see the hidden components, enabling us to spot issues in their early stages before symptoms appear as well as diagnose the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. We can see between your teeth as well as below your gum line, areas that we would never be able to examine otherwise. X-rays allow us to see:
For decades, X-rays were taken using radiation. Today, digital X-ray technology enables us to take images of your mouth using electronics. To capture your images, we place an electronic sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer. With the click of a button, we capture an image. Where traditional X-ray images require time and a dark room to develop, digital X-ray images are displayed almost immediately on the computer monitor. We never need to leave the room.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays provide several substantial benefits. These benefits include:
With digital X-rays, we can see the hidden areas of your mouth, helping to provide you with a more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. For more information, and to schedule your next appointment, call Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry today at (623) 562-5230.