The dental x-rays we take in our offices are an important part of evaluating your overall oral health. We take and develop them during your visit, so your dentist can immediately see what is happening under the surface of your teeth and gums during treatment. Many dentists recommend that kids, teenagers, and adults have dental x-rays taken yearly. Data from dental X-rays can help us track your oral health and respond to any issues or problems that have arised.
Dental X-Rays For Children & Teens
Dental X-rays are especially necessary for children and teens. Using X-ray technology we can track the development of their teeth and address any problems with how their teeth are coming in. For teenagers, dental x-rays are often necessary for tracking the development of wisdom teeth and may be a factor in wisdom tooth extraction. Beyond tracking the timing of how teeth are coming in, dental x-rays give our dentists valuable information about tooth decay and other potential dental issues.
How Often Do I Need Dental X-Rays?
How often we take them depends on your general oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs or symptoms we may see during your exam. Children require x-rays more often than adults because their teeth and jaws are still developing and their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay. If you are a new patient, we may recommend a dental x-ray to see how you’re doing now and to help identify changes that may occur later.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
One common concern that some parents have is whether or not dental x-rays are safe for themselves or their children. X-rays are commonly used medically for looking at broken or fractured bones. The x-rays you would get at a hospital actually have much more powerful radiation than dental x-rays. The exposure levels of dental x-rays are considered safe for both children and adults. Additionally, patients are encouraged to wear a lead bib for further protection of their bodies during the x-ray process. Dental x-rays can help us identify problems that otherwise would not be seen. Finding and treating those problems early can save you time, money, and unnecessary discomfort later on.
Get Dental X-Rays in Revere, MA
For more information about the many other dental services we offer, please return to the Services page. To set up a dental appointment please contact our office in Revere.
List of Dental Procedures:
- Dental Cleaning & Exams
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canal
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Tooth Extraction
- Family Dental Services
- Children’s Play Areas in All Offices
- Parents Welcome in Treatment Rooms
- Treating Children as Young as 6 Months Old