Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

What is a Dental X-Ray?

A dental x-ray is important to your overall preventative care routine. We use your x-rays to help in diagnosing and even treating certain conditions. X-rays are normally taken at the majority of your dental appointments. They use a very small amount of radiation, so they’re completely safe for every member of the family.

Why might Dental X-Rays be needed?

Dental x-rays are normally needed to detect problems like tooth decay, cracks or fractures as well as impacted teeth. You may need to have an x-ray taken before oral surgery or when having a root canal done. We will always tell you when and if x-rays are needed. A full set of x-rays is necessary every couple of years.

What makes you a candidate for Dental X-Rays?

Because dental radiographs use a small amount of radiation to produce an image, they are deemed safe for most patients. The benefits of having x-rays taken far outweigh any risks or side effects that might be involved. You will always be told when x-rays are necessary and we can even help in explaining why they are needed for certain procedures. Your x-rays are on file with us at all times and you can ask for a copy of your x-rays as needed.

What should you expect when having Dental X-Rays taken?

You will be comfortably seated in our office by one of our staff members. We will then position a small device over your mouth and take a digital x-ray. The image is transposed to our computers, where we can examine the area and look for different problems and conditions. We will recommend x-rays for emergency appointments as well as before having oral surgery done in our office. X-rays are safe and highly effective, and this is why we use these images as part of your entire preventative care routine.

If you need to have new dental x-rays done or would like to learn more about this procedure, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.

"Every day I look forward to seeing a patient that has been reluctant to come to the dentist. It is very rewarding to be able to give that person the smile they deserve. I do this in hopes that they will share that smile with others."

Coronavirus Health Update


For the safety of our patients, team members, and our community, our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).