Occasionally, yes. We can’t treat what we can’t see, and we won’t guess about your oral health.
Digital dental x-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that Dr. Darin Bateman uses to evaluate your oral health. Visual dental exams at our Azle, TX dental office are essential and help Dr. Bateman to detect many problems. But they only tell us what’s happening on the outside of your teeth. The problem is that most dental problems start to develop inside your teeth or under your gums, making dental x-rays invaluable for giving us the big picture.
How are Dental X-Rays Used?
Digital x-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This information helps Dr. Bateman identify problems like cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and impacted teeth.
You are exposed to much less radiation with digital x-rays than you are with traditional film x-rays. Since the images they produce are digital, Dr. Bateman can share them with you on your chairside monitor. He can adjust the contrast and enlarge or rotate the image, so you have a clear picture of what is happening and why we recommend treatment. Keeping you informed about your oral health is one of our priorities because it allows you to make more confident decisions about your treatment.
Dental Appointments & X-Rays in Azle, TX
If you have questions about dental x-rays or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Eagle Mountain Family Dental at (817) 270-4746.