X-rays are a vital part of diagnosing dental problems by providing valuable information regarding the condition of your teeth, their roots and the underlying bone of your jaw and face. X-Rays are generally used for new patients in order to assess overall dental health or with current patients to address a specific concern.
X-rays are extremely useful for dentists in identifying problems. Issues such as gum disease, abnormal growths and abscesses can all be detected by X-ray. They can also pinpoint exactly cavities which might be harder to find with a cursory examination. In the past, many patients had concerns about the potential side-effects of dental X-rays, but those risks have largely been eliminated. X-ray technology has advanced rapidly in comfort, cost and clarity. A recent study has been cited in some cases for arguing against X-rays, but we recommend reading the statement from the Academy of General Dentistry for more information.
We here at Macdonald & Whaley utilize the newest dental technologies for our Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point patients. Our newest piece of tech is called the GALILEOS Comfort 3D Cone Beam Scanner.
This device is comfortable for the patient and fast for the dentist. Scans take as little as 14 seconds and provide clear, panoramic images for quick diagnosis. Our experienced staff will show you exactly how to use the device for maximum comfort and efficiency. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please contact us! We look forward to taking care of all of your dental needs.