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Gainesville Dental X-Rays

Understanding Critical Tools of the Trade

Dental x-rays are used for pre-examinations and after treatments to give dentists a clear visual picture of what is going on inside the areas of the mouth surrounding the teeth. These radiographs (x-rays) are preventive tools that dentists and dental hygienists use to accurately identify and diagnose any hidden abnormalities or dental issues.

Because we strive to stay up-to-date with the latest in dental technologies, our dental x-rays serve as an incredibly useful tool. Compared to prior technology, the equipment we use has an 80% radiation reduction, no need for chemicals or film, a near instantaneous image, and the ability to contrast the image by using color and enlarge it to get a better look at any area.

Dental 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


Many people may ask, “Are dental x-rays safe?” The answer is yes. Each day, a person is exposed to radiation from the environment. A dental x-ray has very low radiation and exposes a person to the same amount of radiation that would be received in a single day naturally from the environment.

Regardless of the amount of radiation, dentists still take precautions to limit as much radiation as possible. Tried and true precautions include the use of lead aprons to block the body from radiation and fast film that makes each x-ray and the exposure time as short as possible.


A dental x-ray should be taken as often as necessary. Each individual’s needs vary depending on dental health. A dentist or dental hygienist will recommend x-ray frequency based on dental records, examinations, and ongoing treatments.

For new patients to our Gainesville or Braselton office, a full-mouth dental x-ray is recommended. Supplemental x-rays should be taken every three to five years. Smaller x-rays of bite-wing, which show how the top and bottom teeth are biting together, are taken at the time of the bi-annual dental exam to monitor any possible changes.

If it has been more than five years since your last dental x-ray, you should schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Gainesville or Braselton dental professionals today. Call us at (678) 582-8099 to begin!


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