Pallotto Dental Care
Family and General Dentistry

Why do I need dental x-rays?

dental x-rays lansing ilSometimes 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.

We also use 3-D cone beam technology, which allows us to deliver more successful dental implant treatment and more precise extractions. 

Call our office to learn more about digital x-rays or to schedule your dental cleaning today.

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