Digital x-rays or radiographs are performed as part of a dental exam to provide a more thorough picture of your mouth. Digital x-rays make it easier for our skilled dental team to diagnose issues that aren't easily visible and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. There are many dental concerns that may be diagnosed with x-rays, including cavities, decay, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, and tooth impaction. If these issues are identified in the early stages, you may have more treatment options that are less invasive. As part of your dental exam at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach in Pompano Beach, FL, digital imaging will help our team diagnose and correct dental problems.
Typically, digital images are included in an annual dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed for prevention or if you are concerned about a specific problem. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays, SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach tries to limit each patient's exposure. Although digital x-rays are generally safe for all patients, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should inform our team at the start of their dental exam so special cautionary steps may be taken.
What to Expect
Generally performed at the start of your appointment, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to do. Many patients will get a set of x-rays to show the needed sections. Once they are done, they will be uploaded to be viewed by you and our dentist throughout your exam. We can show you any issues and talk about possible treatments.
A set of x-rays will usually be obtained at your annual dental examination. At certain exams, a full mouth set may be needed for a complete view of your teeth, gums, and oral bones. Your x-rays will be saved with other information at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach so our team can identify issues and address any growing concerns.
Generally, dental insurance plans will pay for digital x-ray costs as part of an annual dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance to calculate potential payments. If you have any remaining costs or if you are not using insurance, SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach accepts several methods of payment, and we can assist you in finding financing.
Digital imaging is a useful tool that can help to diagnose developing health conditions. As a part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays can give our team an in-depth understanding that allows us to catch hidden problems to be treated before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in Pompano Beach, FL to make an appointment for your dental examination with digital imaging.