Part of your cleaning and prevention plan includes taking dental X-rays of your teeth. We use the latest dental X-ray technology known as digital radiography. This technology uses an electronic sensor to store and capture digital images of your teeth.
The process of taking digital X-rays is faster and far more comfortable than the process of taking X-ray film, and it also reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, we will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems at a faster and more efficient rate.
It is important to have dental X-rays taken of your teeth to prevent future discomfort, pain, and permanent damage to your mouth. Even though digital radiography is significantly safer than traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation. We know that your health and safety are of the utmost importance.
How do I know I need an X-ray?
The frequency and need for X-rays are based on: medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. Although a full X-ray of your top and bottom teeth should be taken once or twice a year, new X-rays may be needed if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment with Dr. Richard Barton promptly.
Contact Richard Barton DDS at 702-456-1147 today if you would like to learn more about digital radiography in Henderson, Nevada, or if you need to schedule a visit with our dentist.