Gill Dental

Why do I need dental x-rays?

Visual exams and dental x-rays work together to give us a detailed, overall view of the condition of your teeth. Our state-of-the-art digital x-rays are used to take precise images of the inside of your tooth, in between teeth, and below the gum line.

Digital x-rays don’t just let us see a detailed image of the inside of your teeth; using digital x-rays reduces your exposure by as much as 90% compared to traditional analog film-based x-rays.

These images are then used to check for small cavities and other hard-tissue abnormalities. At Gill Dental, we are very conservative with the number of x-rays we take, and every patient is prescribed x-rays based on their own individual needs. We normally suggest that check-up x-rays be taken every 12–24 months. After Dr. Gill has evaluated the condition of your oral health, we’ll establish a schedule for x-rays that is personalized for your needs.

Dental x-rays are one of the most important diagnostic tools we use at Gill Dental, and we take every possible step to ensure your safety during the process. We would love to hear from you so we can get started on a treatment plan based on a clear understanding of your own individual needs.

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