X-rays, or radiographs, have long been used in dentistry. Traditional x-rays are a safe and effective part of your dental health and your oral care, bear in mind they do require a small amount of radiation. In our Conyers, GA office, we utilize digital x-ray technology that provides the benefits of film imaging but uses up to 80% less radiation. With our advanced technology, we are able to view your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy which helps us the accurately complete successful producers.
Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays require almost no wait time for development. Instead, the images are available on the computer screen within seconds. These images can then be enhanced and enlarged for more accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays can be stored, printed, or even transmitted electronically to a specialist or laboratory, when needed.
X-rays create an image of the teeth, bone, and tissues inside the mouth. Depending on the need the imaging can be used for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment planning. X-ray images can be used to identify and diagnose potential oral health issues that may not be fully visible to the naked eye. Some of these may include:
• Cracks or fractures
• Tooth decay
• Bone Loss
• Tooth root infection
• Impacted teeth
• Bone loss
• Cysts, tumors, or other abnormal growths
How often you need dental x-rays will change over your lifetime and depend on your dental health. Healthy adults may only need radiographs taken every 2 or even 3 years. Children and teens often need more frequent imaging to monitor the growth and alignment of their teeth during these crucial growth stages. There are several additional factors that can influence how often digital x-rays are recommended. Some of these include:
• Root canal therapy
• Dry mouth
• Tobacco use
• Periodontal disease
• Multiple dental restorations
At Conyers Dental Associates your safety is our primary concern. Before having a digital x-ray taken in our office, let us know if any of the following apply to you:
• You have had a dental x-ray in another office within the past year
• You are or may be pregnant
• You have any questions or concerns about x-rays
Our Approach to radiographs at Conyers Dental Associates
Conyers Dental Associates will never let the insurance company interfere with your quality of care that we provide. We work extremely hard to ensure that your dental insurance benefits are optimized and make sure that you get the most out of your dental insurance. Our health-centered approach to dental insurance at our practice in Conyers, GA focuses on empowering you with information so you can take control of your dental and oral health. We believe that by providing you with high quality professional care, educating you on dental-related matters, and supporting you through ongoing coaching, we can help you reach optimal dental health. Good health is truly the greatest wealth that one can possess in life. For more information regarding dental insurance, please contact us at and schedule your appointment today!