Long a key component of comprehensive dental care, X-rays are necessary to help dentists and their staff see the complete picture of your oral health. At BGW, we want the most accurate survey of what’s going on beneath the surface and inside your mouth, so we perform X-rays on our patients.
X-rays help diagnose a variety of dental conditions, including:
- Bone loss
- Abnormalities in development
- Cysts, tumors, or abscesses
- Impacted or misplaced teeth
- Root and tooth positions
And rest assured, our advanced X-ray technology is safe for all of our patients, regardless of age. Our X-rays impart only the lowest doses of radiation, and we always take all available precautions to protect both our patients and staff from unnecessary exposure. That also means we only take X-rays when needed. X-rays are always recommended for new patients, and supplemental X-rays should be taken every three to five years. We also take very small X-rays of the bite-wing – which shows how the top and bottom teeth are biting together – at the time of bi-annual exams.
If it has been more than five years since your last dental X-ray, please consider scheduling an appointment with us today. X-rays will only help us maintain your oral health and the brightest smile possible. Call us at 678-582-8099 to set up an appointment with us in Gainesville or Braselton.