Dental x-rays, or radiographs, are an essential diagnostic tool used by dentists to detect dental issues that may not be visible during a routine oral examination. They provide a detailed view of your teeth, bones, and supporting tissues, allowing for early detection and treatment of potential problems, ultimately ensuring the best possible care for your oral health.

Indications for dental x-rays include:

  1. Early detection of cavities and tooth decay
  2. Assessment of tooth roots and surrounding bone structure
  3. Evaluation of the position and development of teeth, especially in children
  4. Identification of impacted teeth, cysts, tumors, or other abnormalities
  5. Monitoring of existing dental treatments, such as root canals and implants

At Trident Smile Studio, we utilize advanced digital x-ray technology, which offers several benefits compared to traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation, provide instant results, and produce high-quality images that can be easily shared and stored. Dr. Triplett will carefully review your dental history and oral condition to determine the appropriate type and frequency of x-rays needed to maintain your oral health.

Regular dental x-rays, in conjunction with dental exams and cleanings, play a crucial role in ensuring the early detection and treatment of dental issues, promoting long-lasting oral health and a beautiful smile.