Why do I need dental x-rays?
Sometimes patients perceive dental x-rays as an unnecessary expense. At Pallotto Dental Care, we want you to know that we take only the x-rays necessary to assist with accurate diagnosis of dental conditions including decay, cysts, tumors, bone levels, infection, and fractured teeth. It is not a good idea to put off diagnostic x-rays because they provide our dentists with vital information about your oral health and how it changes over time.
Dental x-rays are affordable, especially when compared to serious dental conditions that may develop without diagnostic images and timely diagnoses from our dentists.
Why Digital X-Rays Are Better
If patients have concerns about radiation exposure, we like to share the facts. Because we use digital x-rays and sensors, we provide the highest level of safety available on the market today. Digital dental x-rays emit up to 80 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. You can absorb more radiation walking outside on a sunny day than having yearly x-rays that may save your teeth.
Digital x-rays are easy to track and compare over time. With the click of a mouse, we can review your images and note changes in bone density and decay, determine how wisdom teeth will erupt, and identify many other dental conditions.
Call our office to learn more about digital x-rays or to schedule your dental cleaning today.