Dental Digital X-Rays
Once upon a time, it was normal to expect to lose most or all of your teeth by the time you reached old age. At middle age, you could expect to have a mouth filled with silver fillings and to be plagued with all manner of tooth pains and related issues.
Fortunately, technology has come on a long way since then, along with our understanding of proper oral hygiene. In 2017, you can expect to keep your teeth well into old age — which is as it should be. Among the key technologies making this possible are dental digital X-rays. To learn more about what these are and why you should consider getting a dental digital X-ray, keep reading.
Why Get Dental Digital X-Rays?
You may be wondering why you should get dental digital X-rays to begin with. The answer will often be related to discomfort, pain or potential aesthetic concerns you have. For example, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), is a condition that causes clicking and pain in the jaw. This can be brought about by damage to cartilage in the joint or misalignment. Often, an X-ray provides the best way to see this.
Likewise, an X-ray can be used to see what the status of a wisdom tooth might be. This way, you can see if it’s compacted, likely to erupt or entirely absent. Dental digital X-rays can also check on the strength of roots to see how likely a tooth is to come loose. Also, dental X-rays can be useful in seeing the development of teeth in children.
Dental digital X-rays will often be used in conjunction with other treatments. For example, if you need to have an extraction, it’s important to get an X-ray first to ensure that the tooth will be easy to dislodge with forceps. This can prevent pain and swelling caused by pulling a tooth that’s unlikely to come loose that way.
Types of Dental Digital X-Rays
At Nirvana Dental, we may suggest an X-ray during your first visit to assess the status of your teeth. Otherwise, we can use an X-ray to help understand the cause of pain or overcrowding and to suggest the best course of treatment going forward. We have access to a range of different dental digital x-ray devices, including intra-oral cameras, vector max and more.
An intra-oral camera is used for intra-oral pictures where the image is taken from inside the patient’s mouth. This is the most common form of dental digital x-ray and it lets the dental technician see signs of tooth rot, cracks and other issues. While waiting for x-rays, we use our ceiling TVs to display television & movie programs for children, giving them a more relaxed dental experience.
Give Us a Call or Book Your Appointment Online Today
Regardless of your need for dental digital x-rays, we can provide clear and precise imaging. Your oral health is our top priority. Discover why Nirvana Dental is one of the most highly regarded oral health facilities in Bedford, Euless, & Colleyville TX and throughout the region.
Call (682) 703-0101 to learn more about our dental digital X-ray options or book an appointment with Dr. Vartikar today.