Why do I need x-rays, and are they safe?
At Gentry Dental, we use digital x-rays, which offer a number of benefits to both our patients and our doctor.
Digital imaging exposes patients to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. It also allows us immediate access to your images so Dr. Gentry can discuss any concerns or treatment needs with you.
What are x-rays used for?
Dr. Gentry uses x-rays for many purposes, and they are a very important diagnostic tool. With digital imaging, she can see cavities between teeth, detect tooth decay in its earliest stage, and look for pathology, cysts, tumors, arthritic changes of the condyle, and problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ or your jaw joint). She can also determine whether wisdom teeth need to be extracted. The earlier we detect many of these conditions the less costly and invasive your treatment will be, while also ensuring you have the best chance of recovery.
We also use x-rays to plan for dental implant treatment. Dr. Gentry can determine whether you have enough healthy bone structure to support an implant, and she can even use these images to plan your surgical placement ahead of time. This means that your actual surgery will be smooth, successful, and efficient. We rely on x-rays to ensure that our treatment diagnoses and procedures are accurate and precise.
At Gentry Dental our top priority is the comfort of our patients, and technology like digital x-rays helps make this possible. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.