Xrays, also known as radiographs are an essential part of any dental plan.
Xrays allow dentists to:
- Find cavities
- Look at the tooth’s root
- Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
- Determine if periodontal disease is an oral issue
- See the status of developing teeth
- Otherwise, monitor good teeth health through prevention.
Dental Xrays are very safe and expose you to a minimal amount of radiation. A lead body apron covers the body from the neck to the knees and protects the body from stray radiation.
Dentists will usually take Xrays every 2 years at your regular checkup. If you are a new patient, your dentist may take Xrays as part of the initial examination.