Are x-rays necessary? Are they safe?
X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that Dr. Corn uses to see inside and between your teeth to detect any issues that might be missed with the naked eye. Whether this is your first visit or you're here for your routine cleaning, we recommend that you have x-rays taken to help us detect any issues with tooth decay or gum disease in their earliest stages. This ensures that you can successfully treat these issues with the least invasive and costly treatment procedures.
We use digital x-rays at Corn Family Dentistry. This type of imaging emits 80% less radiation and is safer for our patients than a day spent out in the sun. Digital images are also readily available for viewing so we can offer treatment recommendations in a timelier manner. Because there are no harsh chemicals needed for developing the x-rays, they’re also much safer for the environment.
We encourage our patients to have diagnostic x-rays taken at least once per year in order to best diagnose and treat dental concerns early on. This is just one more way we can help you be proactive about your oral health. Give Corn Family Dentistry a call today to schedule your next appointment.