Nearly all forms of dental treatment involves X-rays in one way or another. They are one of the most important parts of a dentist’s tool set for looking after your mouth. X-rays can be used to determine the depth of a cavity, to determine the health of the gums and jawbones, to plan ahead for root canal treatments and extractions, and to guide the placement of replacement teeth including crowns and implants.
We also recommend screening X-rays every one to two years whether there are any planned treatments or not. This allows our dentists to catch dental problems early on, before a toothache develops and before the damage spreads, consequently treatment will be cheaper, less invasive, and more options are available to you.
At AT Dental Health, our X-ray machines are rated to use the lowest possible dosage of radiation, and are constrained to a tight beam to prevent irradiating other areas of the body. Our dentists will only take X-rays that are determined to be safe and necessary.