Dental X-Rays: How They Work & Their Diagnostic Importance

dentist explaining a dental x-ray to a female patient

Dental x-rays are commonly performed in our office. We use the best technology available to ensure that you have an effective, efficient, and comfortable dental experience. Let’s review dental x-rays and why they are important.

How Do Dental X-Rays Work?

Dental x-rays take images of a person’s teeth and jaw structure. These images are created by using a sensor inserted into your mouth.

Why Do You Need a Dental X-Ray?

It’s critical to see the interior of the mouth to ensure a proper diagnosis. Otherwise, a dentist is limited to examining the outside of your teeth and gum line. Dental x-rays ensure that a dentist can see if there are any underlying problems in your mouth.

Dental x-rays can give you an accurate diagnosis, which means you will receive proper treatment for any dental problems.

Are Digital X-Rays Better Than Traditional X-Rays?

At Springhurst Hills Dentistry, we use digital x-rays because they have numerous advantages over traditional x-rays. One of these benefits is that digital x-rays use less radiation. Traditional x-rays don’t expose you to much radiation, but digital x-rays can lower the radiation exposure by as much as 90 percent.

Digital x-rays are more comfortable for patients since a sensor is used to take the images. You can say good-bye to sharp and uncomfortable x-ray film.

Another advantage is that digital x-rays are available instantly. There’s no need to wait for several minutes for x-rays to develop. This means you will have a shorter appointment time.

Digital x-rays also make it easier to diagnose because we can zoom in on problem areas. A quicker diagnosis means we can get you started on a treatment plan sooner.

Dental Care at Springhurst Hills Dentistry

Our Louisville dental team is ready to help you with any of your dentistry needs. If you need a routine check-up or have any questions, please give us a call. We’re happy to talk with you and give you the smile you deserve.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Lan Tran, Springhurst Hills Dentistry

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