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Digital Tooth X-Rays

At Apilado Family Dentistry, we use digital x-rays to detect dental decay.

Digital radiographs or digital x-rays are used in both adult and pediatric dentistry for several reasons. According to the American Dental Association, they are a useful tool when helping your dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam.

X-rays help your family dentist:

  • Locate hidden cavities, such as those between the teeth
  • Determine health of the tooth roots
  • Observe status of the bony area around the tooth
  • Determine the health of developing teeth (especially in pediatric dentistry)
  • Otherwise monitor good tooth health

For who are new to our family dentistry, Dr. Apilado may recommend digital x-rays in order to determine the present status of your oral health including gum health and the need for deep teeth cleaning or periodontal treatment. X-rays may then be repeated every couple of years to make sure no new issues have arisen.

There are two main types of digital (dental) X-rays: intraoral and extraoral. With intraoral x-rays or intraoral imaging, the x-ray film is placed inside the mouth. With extraoral x-rays, the x-ray film remains outside the mouth.

Some of the benefits of using digital X-rays are:

  • Less radiation than traditional film X-rays
  • Shorter dental appointments
  • Environmentally-friendly

Has it been many years since your last set of x-rays? Make an appointment for digital x-rays at Apilado Family Dentistry and be confident about the health of your teeth!

Panoramic dental X-Ray

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