Digital X-Rays Overview
Creating a series of dental x-rays is an important aspect of evaluating the overall condition of your teeth and surrounding areas. By using this imaging technology, our team can check your teeth, gums, and jawbone areas for signs of potential concern in a way that cannot be accomplished with the eyes alone. Certain health problems such as cavities between the teeth, bone loss, cysts, or other complications can only be visualized through dental x-rays. To make sure we are providing you and your family with the highest level of service, our team recommends creating a series of digital x-rays each year or in the event of a dental complication developing.
As a part of our commitment to providing our patients with the highest level of quality care, our team uses low-radiation digital x-ray technology at our highly modern practice. Digital x-ray devices produce a much lower level of radiation compared to traditional technology and are considered a healthier alternative option that also provides increased accuracy in analysis. To get more information about the advantages of our digital x-ray system, be sure to contact Made Ya Smile in Rosenberg, TX today to schedule a consultation.
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Best Candidates for Digital X-Rays
Creating digital x-rays is a safe and efficient treatment option for patients of all ages and is a vital aspect of providing accurate and effective dental care for our patients. Using digital x-rays, our team of experienced professionals can get a detailed understanding of your teeth, jawbone, and other structures that are usually hidden beneath your tissue and gums. Our team only creates digital x-rays as part of a comprehensive oral examination, or when there is a specific need to diagnose a condition for one of our patients. While digital x-ray technology only creates a small amount of radiation, we still make every effort to minimize your exposure as a precaution to protect your overall health. Be sure to inform our team if you are currently pregnant, or suspect that you may be pregnant before any x-rays are taken. Dental x-rays are a safe and effective way of revealing several important things to our team including:
• Decay that could otherwise not be detected between or beneath the teeth.
• Damaged or otherwise troubled dental restorations
• Teeth that have been impacted or are malpositioned
• The future path of unerupted teeth and other patterns
• Cysts, tumors, or other abscesses
• A loss of bone in the jaw area
• Infection in the teeth or jaw
• Other unexpected abnormalities
What to Expect with Digital X-Rays
Our team will typically create your series of x-rays at the start of your appointment so that we can refer to these images during the rest of your consultation. Digital x-rays are a fast, safe, and surprisingly convenient alternative to the traditional film technology you may be familiar with. The process takes less than ten minutes to finish in most cases. Our team will place a small device next to your teeth in different parts of our mouth to create the images. The data collected will be transmitted directly to our computer system and recorded as part of your patient record. Our team will be sure to talk with you about any areas of concern that are discovered.
Digital X-Rays Follow-Up
We may need to create different types of x-rays based on when your last series was created or if there is a new need for preventive or restorative care. Patients visiting our office for the first time will also need to take a full set of x-rays as a part of evaluating your overall oral health. A full series of x-rays is generally only needed every 3 – 5 years. Four bitewing x-rays are normally created each year as part of your regular evaluation process to help our team monitor the formation of any cavities or changes in the bone structure of your back teeth. Regular x-rays are a great preventive measure that helps our talented team identify any potential problems as early as possible so they can be treated effectively without the need for invasive procedures.
Digital X-Rays Insurance Coverage
Most dental insurance plans will provide coverage for dental x-rays as part of your benefits schedule. A full series of x-ray images is generally covered once in a 3 – 5-year period, and bitewing images are usually covered each year. Our financial team will be sure to reach out to your provider to determine your coverage. Everyone here at Made Ya Smile in Rosenberg, TX wants to make sure that you and your family have access to the oral health care that you need. If you don’t have insurance, or if your plan doesn’t cover the cost of x-rays, we will be happy to work with you to find an affordable medical financing option. Our office accepts several payment methods, and our family-owned practice is always ready to help you get the care you deserve.
At Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg, TX, creating dental x-rays using our cutting-edge digital system is a safer, faster, and more convenient alternative compared to traditional film devices. These highly detailed scans are an important tool that our team of skilled professionals uses to provide you with the best preventive and restorative care possible. Oral concerns can now be more efficiently recognized and treated using digital x-ray technology than ever before, and our team can take advantage of this system to create the best possible treatment plans to help you address your concerns. To learn more about this technology or to learn how our family-owned practice can help you protect your smile, be sure to contact our office today to schedule a consultation.