Digital X-rays Cedar Park, TX
Dental x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Your Advanced Family Dentistry & Braces dentist can detect issues with x-rays before they become problems, saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect internal tooth decay, cysts (fluid-filled sacks at the base of your teeth), tumors, impacted teeth, and teeth that are still erupting. Advanced Family Dentistry & Braces uses digital x-rays for lower radiation and thyroid collars for better protection.
Prevention Beats a CureWhen it comes to any medical or dental issue, it is far better to be preventative rather than to let something bad happen and fix it later. That's why we are so adamant about brushing and flossing; they work tremendously well in the fight against decay and other oral maladies. We also try to prevent cavities in your teeth during your biannual checkups.
When you come into our office for your cleaning and examination, we will make sure there are no spots on your smile that you may be missing with brushing and flossing. Typically, we only take one set of X-rays per year unless something has developed since the last time we saw you. The X-rays help us to see your teeth in much higher detail than we would be able to with our naked eye.
Using X-rays, we can catch the beginning formations of cavities and alert you to their presence so that you can pay extra attention to those areas. Often, if we catch cavities in their earliest stages and you pay extra close attention to them they will never get a chance to form fully and you won't need to have a filling placed.
Digital X-RaysTechnology has advanced so fast in the past few decades, and the dental industry has benefitted greatly from it. Traditional X-rays use a good deal of radiation to see into the skeletal structures of your body. With digital X-rays, we only use one-fifth of the radiation that traditional X-rays require to do much more impressive imaging. Digital X-rays give us a higher resolution (high definition) image of your mouth immediately. We no longer have to wait for the film of a traditional X-ray to develop.
Trying to explain exactly where something is in your mouth can be a bit difficult, and a lot can be lost in translation. With digital X-rays, we can show you the X-rays we take almost immediately on a computer screen. This helps you to understand exactly what we are talking about and where it is in your mouth.
We care about your oral health and want to help you keep your teeth happy and healthy for as long as possible. Digital X-rays help us to provide you with high-quality service.
Please call us today at (512) 643-6060 to schedule an appointment.