Digital x-rays or radiographs are performed as part of a dental examination to provide an interior picture of your mouth. Digital x-rays make it easier for our seasoned dentists to diagnose issues that aren't easily visible, and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, jaw, and gums. There are many dental concerns that may be seen on x-rays including cavities, decay, abscesses, cysts, impactions, and bone loss. If these issues are identified in the early stages, you may have more treatment options that are less invasive. As part of your annual dental examination at East Haddam Dental Associates in Moodus, CT, digital imaging will help us diagnose and correct dental problems.
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Typically, digital imaging are included in an annual dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed for prevention or if you are concerned about a specific problem. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays, East Haddam Dental Associates tries to lessen each patient's exposure. Although digital x-rays are generally safe for all patients, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should inform us at the start of their dental exam so special cautionary steps may be taken.
What to Expect
Generally performed at the start of your appointment, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to do. Many patients will get a set of x-rays to show the needed sections. Once they are done, they will be uploaded to view by you and our dentists throughout your exam. We can show you any issues and talk about possible treatments.
A set of x-rays will usually be done annually at your dental examination. At certain exams, a full mouth set may be needed for a complete view of your teeth, gums, and oral bones. Your x-rays will be saved with other information at East Haddam Dental Associates so we can identify trends and address any growing concerns.
Generally, dental insurance plans will pay for digital x-ray costs as part of an annual dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance to calculate potential payments. If you have any remaining costs or if you are not using insurance, East Haddam Dental Associates offers several methods of payment and we can assist you with finding financing.
Digital imaging is a useful tool that can help to diagnose developing health conditions. As a part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays can give our team an in-depth understanding that allows us to catch hidden problems to be treated before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in Moodus, CT to make an appointment for your dental examination with digital imaging.