Dental x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that provides valuable information about the teeth and surrounding structures that may not be visibly apparent during a regular oral exam. The call for dental x-rays will depend on the patient’s specific dental health needs.
Note: Dental x-rays are safe and painless. At Dental Devotion of Arlington, VA, however, it is our practice to take all necessary precautions to limit patient exposure to any levels of radiation.
X-rays are a practice standard in the dental care industry that rely on x-ray film to capture images. These dental x-ray images help Dr.’s Movaghari and Urteaga and our dental hygienists detect and identify problem areas.
The continued use of dental x-ray images in your regular office visits may help to reveal a number of problem conditions before they worsen. Dental x-rays are indispensable in the early detection of decay between the teeth, abscesses or cysts, bone loss in the jaw, sub-optimal tooth and root positions, cancerous tumors, developmental abnormalities in the teeth, and other problems inside the teeth or below the gum line.
Detecting and treating dental problems with dental x-ray technology saves our patients time, money, and unnecessary discomfort. Dr.’s Movaghari and Urteaga recommends a full mouth series of x-rays for all new patients at Dental Devotion. These initial x-rays should last for three to five years. Some additional x-rays (such as bite-wing x-rays) are recommended more frequently to identify any new dental problems.