Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays are needed so that your dentist can evaluate the overall health of your teeth. Dental radiographs (the pictures taken from x-rays) allow your dentist to see beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. From these pictures, your dentist can then determine levels of tooth decay and look for signs of gum disease. Many diseases involving the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen with the naked eye. Bone infections, developing tooth abnormalities and even tumors can be better detected with the use of X-rays.

 

Although X-rays are generally not considered to be part of any medical routine, some patients need X-rays on a regular basis to monitor certain dental conditions. Children may require more frequent X-rays than most adults as their teeth and jaw are still developing. New patients will likely need X-rays in order to identify the status of their oral health and evaluate further development.

 

Dr. Kiran Mistry and Dr. Priti Mistry can also determine the best procedures to treat any issues found with X-rays. If any teeth need to be removed, they can be replaced with dental implants procedures. Damaged, weakened, or stained teeth can be corrected with porcelain veneers. Call (626) 331-0688 today to schedule your next appointment.