The Benefits of Dental X-Rays

When was the last time you went to the dentist? Do you remember getting an X-ray done of your teeth? If not, then next time you go in for a dentist appointment, you should ask your dentist to take an X-ray of your teeth. In this blog post we will talk about the importance and benefits of getting an X-ray done.

When we think of an X-ray we generally relate it to getting an X-ray done of a broken bone(s) in an arm or leg. However, getting X-rays done to your teeth can help to check for any underlying issues that might occur that your dentist might not be able to notice with just a simple dental exam. Normally when you visit the dentist, they will examine your teeth and gums but with an X-ray they can check for various things that might not be seen with the naked eye. Here is a list of things that getting an X-ray can reveal:

  • an infection(s) in the bone
  • check for any signs of periodontal disease
  • areas between the teeth to check for any signs of decay
  • check underneath existing fillings for any sings of decay
  • check for abnormalities with developing teeth
  • types of tumors
  • jaw infections
  • oral cysts
  • check for cavities
  • check the roots of teeth

Getting dental X-rays done are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Depending on the condition of your teeth, your dentist will be able to determine how often you should get an X-Ray done. You can’t avoid getting X-Rays done, but the healthier you keep your teeth the less often you’ll have to get X-Rays done. Remember that dental X-rays aren’t a bad thing, but they are a great benefit in helping ensure strong and healthy teeth. If you have any other concerns about dental X-Rays then consult your local dentist today so they can address your concerns.