We want to make sure we don’t miss anything during your visit. That is why we may order digital X-rays. We use digital X-rays to take pictures of your teeth. At Hassey Do Duy Dental Associates, we have some of the best X-rays in the industry, and we can use digital images to develop a treatment plan for your oral health.
Take a look at our digital X-ray services below, and reach out to us to schedule an appointment.
What Is a Digital X-ray?
A digital X-ray is a machine we can use to take a picture of your teeth, roots, and gum. During a digital X-ray, an invisible, painless beam will pass through your mouth. Then, it will generate an image based on the tissues it passes through.
A digital X-ray creates its image based on density. Heavy tissues, such as bone, show up white. Light tissues, such as air, show up dark. Based on these pictures, we can develop a treatment plan perfect for your needs.
When Is a Digital X-ray Needed?
There are several situations where we might order digital X-rays. A few examples include:
- We often order digital X-rays for children. X-rays are important for children because they want to make sure the teeth are coming in appropriately.
- We might also order an X-ray if we have questions about your roots. We cannot see the roots of your teeth from the surface, but we can get a better look at them with an X-ray.
- Often, we order digital X-rays before we use oral appliances, such as braces and mouthguards. The information is important for making sure these are all appliances fit properly.
If we believe we need digital X-rays to help you take care of your health, we will let you know ahead of time. We may take pictures from different directions to ensure we have a complete picture of your mouth.
How Do Digital X-rays Help My Oral Health?
There are plenty of ways digital X-rays can help you take care of your oral health. Using X-rays, we can identify issues that we may have otherwise overlooked. Then, we can use that information to protect and preserve your teeth.
We can also use digital X-rays to monitor the progress of certain treatments. For example, we may take X-rays if you have braces or Invisalign. That way, we can watch your teeth move into the right spots, ensuring the treatment is proceeding appropriately. If you believe digital X-rays might be right for you, reach out to us to talk to our team.
Contact Hassey Do Duy Dental Associates To Schedule an Appointment
At Hassey Do Duy Dental Associates, we have different tools we can use to take care of your oral health. We may use digital X-rays to collect extra information. That way, we understand exactly what to do next. If you want to learn more about how X-rays can help us care for your oral health, contact us today to schedule an appointment.