What are Diagnostic Imaging and X-Rays?
Digital x-rays and diagnostic imaging are performed during an annual dental examination to allow a better view of your mouth. Digital x-rays allow doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig to diagnose issues that aren't visible and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, gums, and jaw. There are many dental conditions that can be seen on digital x-rays such as cavities, decay, cysts, abscesses, bone loss, and impactions. The earlier these issues are identified, there are more less invasive treatment options. As part of your dental examination at Dental Beauty Wellness Center in Trafalgar, IN, digital x-rays and diagnostic imaging will help our dentists diagnose and correct oral health problems.
How are Digital X-Rays and Diagnostic Imaging Performed?
Generally performed at the beginning of a dental cleaning or exam, digital impressions and x-rays take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Once they are done, the images will be uploaded to our computer system and can be viewed by you and our team throughout your appointment. With these high-quality images, we can assess if there are any areas of concern and discuss possible treatments. A series of digital x-rays and/or impressions will usually be taken once a year at your annual dental examination. At certain visits, a full mouth series may be taken to get a comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jaw. These images will be kept with other information at Dental Beauty Wellness Center so Dr. Hendrickson and Dr. Rahrig can watch for changes over time and address any areas of concern.
Digital imaging and x-rays are useful tools that can help to diagnose hard-to-see oral conditions. Included in regular dental exams at Dental Beauty Wellness Center, these images are able to give doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig a unique understanding of your mouth and allow them to catch hidden issues to be corrected before becoming painful. To improve your dental health, contact our office in Trafalgar, IN to schedule your next dental exam with x-rays.