Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Kenosha, WI
Dental X-rays give dentists a way to examine the condition of the insides of your teeth and the spaces between them. To ensure your dental wellness, Dr. Danielewicz at Smile Doctors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, offers comprehensive dental care, including X-rays. If you haven’t had dental X-rays in more than two years or you're due for a dental checkup, request an appointment online or call today.
Digital X-Ray Q & A
Why are dental X-rays essential?
Dental X-rays are a critical tool for preventive dental care. Only a small portion of your teeth is visible to the naked eye, so X-rays help Dr. Danielewicz to examine your teeth carefully, inside and out.
As an example, X-rays might be used by Dr. Danielewicz to look for signs of cavities inside your teeth, possibly under existing fillings. He can also see if any decay is present between your teeth. X-rays are the best way to diagnose bone loss due to gum disease.
In addition to diagnosing dental conditions, Dr. Danielewicz uses dental X-rays to plan the placement of dental implants, orthodontic treatments, and other dental procedures.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Dental X-rays are safe for patients of all ages and conditions. X-rays do require extremely low levels of radiation to generate the images of your teeth and bones, but the radiation amount is so small that it poses almost no risk to you.
Thankfully, advancements in dental X-ray technology have significantly reduced the amount of radiation needed.
Dentists and their team take as many as 10 to 15 X-rays a day. Even though they step outside the room during the X-ray process, they're still exposed to some level of radiation. To find our more about X-rays and radiation, click here.
Even with this increased exposure, dental professionals are not more likely to get cancer than other professions.
You can still have X-rays if you’re pregnant. Dr. Danielewicz shields you with a unique apron and thyroid collar as a precautionary measure.
If you haven't received dental X-rays in more than two years or you think you it might be time for a dental checkup, call or request an appointment online today.