Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays in Gainesville, GA

Dental X-Rays Gainesville GA | Dr. Jason C. Croft, D.M.D. - ds-dental-xrayHigh Technology Dental Imaging

We facilitate the latest in dental technology with the use of digital x-rays. They offer the advantage of an 80% reduction in radiation, no need for film or processing chemicals, production of an almost instantaneous image and the ability to use color contrast in the image. The doctor can also utilize a feature to enlarge the x-ray to take a closer look at areas that may be in question.

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative and diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Dental X-rays May Reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort and your teeth!

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.

Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient's exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.

How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken? 

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient's individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration and risk for disease.

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

Call us today to schedule your dental x-rays! (770) 536-8871.