X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. Early detection can help prevent the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
|•||Internal tooth decay|
|•||Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)|
|•||Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous|
|•||Teeth that are still coming in|
At Alpenglow Dentistry, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.