Your cleaning and prevention plan at our Kailua, HI dental practice includes having X-rays taken of your teeth. The information from the X-rays is used to help us detect and diagnose any hidden problems or abnormalities so we can treat them faster.
Dental X-rays often show us things that aren’t visible to the naked eye in a regular exam. These include:
- Tumors or cysts
- Abscesses or bone loss
- Problems underneath the gum line or inside of a tooth
- Tooth decay between teeth
Dental X-rays are essential tools that have the potential to save your teeth. We want to assure our patients that dental X-rays are considered safe, but we also take every precaution to limit your exposure to radiation because your health and safety are always our highest priorities.
Dental X-rays should be taken once or twice each year, but your specific need for X-rays will be determined after a thorough examination of your teeth. Your medical and dental history, signs and symptoms, age, and risk of disease will also be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not an X-ray is needed. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental X-rays,
please feel free to contact our office today.