Digital x-rays or radiographs are done with an annual exam to provide an interior picture of your oral health. X-rays make it easier for board-certified dentists like Drs. Brian Wong and Jansen Bean to diagnose concerns that aren't visible by the naked eye, and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, jawbone, and gums. There are several oral health conditions that may be diagnosed with digital images including decay, cavities, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, and impactions. If these conditions are discovered in the early stages, you may have more effective and less invasive treatment options. As part of your annual dental exam at Stonebriar Dental in Frisco, TX, x-rays will help Drs. Wong and Bean accurately diagnose and correct dental conditions.
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For most patients, x-rays are included in your dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed as part of a preventative dental treatment plan or if you are concerned about pain in your mouth. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to film x-rays, Stonebriar Dental likes to lessen patient exposure. Although digital x-rays are usually safe for all patients, female patients who are breastfeeding or may be pregnant should talk to their dentist at the start of their appointment so extra cautionary steps may be taken.
What to Expect
Often performed at the start of your dental exam, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to do. Many patients will get a set of x-rays to show the needed areas. Once they are complete, they will be uploaded to view by you and your dentist throughout your examination. They will show you any areas of concern and go over treatment options.
A set of digital images will generally be performed once a year at your dental examination. For certain exams, a full mouth set may be performed for a more comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Your digital images will be stored with your oral health file at Stonebriar Dental so your dentist can view trends and address any developing problems.
Usually, dental insurance will include and cover digital imaging costs as part of a dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance company to estimate potential balances. If you have any remaining costs or if you are not using insurance, Stonebriar Dental offers several methods of payment and we can give you information on financing.
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A Better Diagnosis
X-rays are an advanced tool that can help to diagnose oral issues. As a step in an annual dental examination, digital x-rays can provide a unique understanding that allows your dentist to diagnose developing conditions to be corrected before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in Frisco, TX to make an appointment for your dental examination with x-rays.