Digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, are administered during a dental examination to give our dentists a more comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. These detailed scans let our experienced team observe concerns that are not visible with the naked eye, and they allow us to learn more about the health of the inside of your oral structures. There are a number of dental problems that can be seen with the help of digital x-rays, such as tooth decay, cavities, cysts, abscesses, bone loss, and impacted teeth. When these problems are detected early, they can be treated more efficiently and provide us with more options at our disposal. During your dental exam at Preferred Dental of Cromwell, digital x-rays will help our team more accurately diagnose and treat a range of oral health issues. Contact our Cromwell, CT practice today to schedule your dental examination with digital x-rays.
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Technologically advanced digital x-rays are an important part of most routine dental examinations. At our Cromwell, CT office, these images can be taken during a yearly dental examination or if you come into our office experiencing issues, like bleeding, swelling, or pain. Although digital x-rays use less radiation than traditional x-rays, Preferred Dental of Cromwell takes special care to minimize the amount of exposure that is delivered to every patient. While digital x-rays are typically safe for any patient, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should let our office know before their exam so extra precautions can be taken.
What to Expect
Typically done at the beginning of a yearly dental exam, digital x-rays take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Most patients will have a series of x-rays taken that encompass all areas of the mouth. After these images are taken, they will be uploaded onto our desktop device and will be viewable during your appointment. This is so our dentists can evaluate your scans and point out any potential issues. From there, we will assess if there are any abnormalities and discuss what treatments may be needed. If you require treatment for tooth decay, periodontal disease, or another commonly occurring oral problem, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and restores your dental wellness.
A series of digital x-rays will typically be taken once a year during your annual dental examination. Every 3 – 5 years, we may administer a whole-mouth series of x-rays to gain a comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your digital x-rays will be kept on your personal file at Preferred Dental of Cromwell so our skilled dentists can monitor any changes to your oral health over time and detect any areas of concern.
Typically, most dental insurance plans will cover the costs of digital x-rays as part of a routine dental examination. Our office will contact your insurance provider to ascertain your benefits, and we will file a claim on your behalf to save you the time and worry. For those with any out-of-pocket expenses, or if you don't have dental insurance, Preferred Dental of Cromwell accepts many payment methods. We can also provide you with information on medical financing.
Digital x-rays are a great technology that can help our dentists to diagnose and treat a host of oral health problems. As a part of a regular dental examination, they are able to give our team a better view of your mouth. They also allow us to see any hidden issues that should be addressed immediately. If you would like to take proactive steps to improve your dental health, contact our office in Cromwell, CT to schedule your next dental exam with digital x-rays.