Why should I have dental x-rays taken?
We understand our patients’ concerns about the frequency of dental x-rays. However, x-rays have always been one of the most valuable diagnostic procedures in dentistry.
This is because x-rays allow us to see deep inside your teeth to detect problems long before they cause you discomfort. Developments in technology in the past few decades have made the process safer than ever before using state-of-the-art digital x-rays.
One of the most important benefits of digital x-rays is that they expose you to significantly less radiation than traditional film x-rays – some estimates say as much as 90%. Since modern x-rays use digital technology, they produce detailed, high-resolution images that are sent to our secure in-house network.
We can view these images together on your chairside monitor, and Dr. Tibbs can point out in detail what the problem is and why treatment is necessary. Understanding exactly what’s happening with your oral health empowers you to make confident, informed decisions about treatment that you are comfortable with.
If you aren’t sure if you need new x-rays taken, please call our Winston-Salem dental practice. We will be happy to arrange an appointment so we can discuss your needs.