Dental X Rays
Your Vancouver Area Dentist Offers Free X Rays For New Patients at our office in Vancouver
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential diagnostic tools that provide vital information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and Dental Hygienists use this information to detect hidden dental abnormalities to complete an accurate treatment plan. X-rays save you money by detecting small problems before they become big problems.
Dental x-rays may reveal:
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
- Bone loss.
- Decay between the teeth.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Developmental abnormalities.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays are considered safe. Every day we are all exposed to natural radiation in the environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is no more than the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
To make dental x-rays even safer, dentists take additional precautions to limit the patient's exposure to radiation. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern digital x-ray technology that reduces the exposure time of each x-ray even more.
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
That depends on your individual dental health needs. Your Dentist and Dental Hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on your medical and dental history, dental exam, symptoms, age, and risk for disease.
A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.
We look forward to seeing you at our office when you choose the best dentist in Vancouver. NewLeaf Dental Care is your Vancouver area dentist for free x-rays and a free consultation. Call NewLeaf Dental Care today at (360) 699-5555 for an appointment.