It is generally recommended to have a dental examination and X-rays once a year, but the frequency may vary based on your individual needs and risk factors.
Yes, dental X-rays are safe. We utilize modern digital X-ray technology, which minimizes radiation exposure, and take necessary precautions, such as using lead aprons, to ensure your safety.
X-rays are not taken during every dental examination. They are selectively used when necessary to detect hidden dental problems or monitor specific conditions.
No, dental X-rays are painless. Our experienced dental team will ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Special precautions are taken for pregnant women, and dental X-rays are usually avoided during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Inform your dentist if you are pregnant or suspect you might be.
Coverage for dental X-rays varies depending on your insurance plan. Our team can assist you in understanding your coverage and provide cost estimates if needed.
The duration of the appointment can vary based on individual needs, but it typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour.
While dental X-rays primarily focus on detecting dental issues, they may help identify suspicious areas that require further investigation for potential signs of oral cancer.
There are generally no specific preparations required for a dental examination and X-rays. However, inform your dentist about any existing medical conditions or medications you are taking.
If you have concerns about radiation exposure, discuss them with your dentist. They can explain the safety measures taken and address any specific concerns you may have.