Summerlin digital X-rays are a big part of keeping your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful. That’s because this quick procedure actually tells our dentist a whole lot about your teeth – and can help you prevent or treat disease before you even experience symptoms.
Dental X-rays not only show cavities, hidden teeth and other dental structures (like your wisdom teeth),but they also can help identify bone loss that may be caused by gum disease or other conditions.When you visit us for your Summerlin digital X-rays, we’ll take a number of “pictures” of your mouth,
Bitewing X-rays: These X-rays help us see your upper and lower back teeth. By examining a bitewing X-ray, we can better see how your teeth line up together.
Periapical X-rays: Helpful in identifying impacted teeth, abscesses, tumors and other conditions, these photos show us your entire tooth – from root to crown.
Occlusal X-rays: Commonly used to locate the position of your wisdom teeth, occlusal X-rays can also help us find extra teeth, jaw fractures, cleft palate and other objects or growths.
Panoramic X-rays: A panoramic X-rays photographs your entire jaw, including your teeth, sinuses, nasal cavity and joints. A panoramic X-ray can help us determine whether you have bone abnormalities, growths, infections, fractures and impacted teeth.
Since dental X-rays are an invaluable diagnostic tool, yearly X-rays can help us catch possible dental conditions and diseases before they become a bigger problem. Without X-rays, your dentist will only be able to see symptoms that are visible to the eye – which may require more serious or aggressive treatment.
When it comes to your dental health, Summerlin digital X-rays can be a big step in protecting your pearly whites. Most insurance plans cover a full set of dental X-rays once per year, and that, when combined with regular dental check-ups, professional cleaning and proper at-home oral care, can keep your smile dazzling for years to come.