Providing Modern Periodontal Services To Dover and Wilmington, DE
At Delaware Periodontics, we believe that a smile is a person’s best asset. This is why Dr. Klassman and his staff have dedicated numerous hours to keeping abreast with the latest technologies periodontics has to offer.
Digital X-rays, a vital technological component in periodontics, allow us to diagnose any problems you may have prior to undergoing treatments such as dental implants. To learn more about these images and how they benefit your oral health, continue reading below.
Digital X-rays are wonderful tools that allow us to identify dental problems before they become too serious. Very often, your periodontist cannot see every problem with the naked eye, and that is where digital X-rays come in.
While you enjoy the comfort of the dentist’s chair, we will place a few small sensors in your mouth that will create crisp, clear images that display the health of your teeth, gums, and bones. Once the images are taken, Dr. Klassman will go over them with you. This will enable you to comprehend the condition your mouth is in better, as well as any recommendations we might have for treatment. X-ray images are typically acquired every three to five years; however, this is subject to change depending on your dental health needs.
What Dental X–Rays Can Detect
Dental X-ray imaging gives significant information concerning your oral and dental health. Unfortunately, we are unable to detect a variety of problems without this technology. The use of X-ray imaging allows us to see the presence of many dental complications, including:
- Cysts or abscesses
- Bone deterioration
- Cancerous or non-cancerous tumors
- Tooth decay
- Dental development irregularities
- Incorrect tooth and tooth root positions
- Problems inside the tooth
- Problems below the gumline
Safety of Digital Dental X-Rays
Although radiation is used to take these images, technology has allowed us to reduce the amount of radiation each patient is exposed to by nearly 90 percent. So radiation exposure is much lower than it has been in previous years, but we still do not recommend that pregnant women obtain any unnecessary X-rays.
In cases where an X-ray is needed for a pregnant woman, proper precautions will be taken to ensure the health of the child and the patient. Luckily, due to their digital characteristics, no harmful chemicals will be needed to acquire these detailed images.
Schedule an Appointment with Us Today!
To experience a periodontal team like no other, visit Dr. Klassman’s periodontal practice serving the communities of Dover and Wilmington, Delaware. We are certain our modern practice enables us to provide our patients with the quality care they deserve.
Contact us and schedule an appointment with Delaware Periodontics today!