At Dental Health Care Center, we employ state-of-the-art digital dental x-rays for our radiographic examinations. These advanced X-rays provide highly detailed images of your oral structures, enabling our skilled dentists to identify issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. This includes pinpointing cavities, detecting bone infections, identifying various types of tumors (both benign and malignant), assessing bone density, and evaluating impacted wisdom teeth.
Various types of dental x-rays are available, including:
- Periapical: This type of x-ray allows the dentist to see the entire tooth and the surrounding bone.
- Bitewing: This type of x-ray allows the dentist to see the crowns of the upper and lower teeth. During a bitewing x-ray, you’ll bite down on the x-ray film holder while the x-ray images are being taken. Routinely taken once per year at your hygiene check-ups.
- Panoramic: This type of x-ray gives the dentist a broad view of the entire mouth. It is recommended to have a full mouth series or panoramic x-ray every 3-5 years.
- Full Series: A combination of periapical and bitewing x-rays taken at our new patient visits and every 3-5 years thereafter.
Our doctors and team will discuss the digital radiographs needed at your appointment and help answer any questions you might have regarding digital imaging.