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About Digital X-Rays

An innovative dental health facility, MINT dentistry in North Richland Hills, TX believes in the importance of utilizing advanced techniques and technology for a comprehensive examination. This is why MINT dentistry uses digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, as part of every dental exam to obtain a better view of your oral health. Digital x-rays help our staff of board-certified dental professionals to diagnose problems that are below the visible surface so they can better understand your oral health, including your gums, teeth, and jaw. A lot of oral health problems can be discovered with digital x-rays, such as tooth decay, cavities, cysts, abscesses, bone loss, and tooth impaction. If a concern is detected in the early stages, you will likely have more options for treatment that are less invasive and more effective. During your dental examination, digital x-rays allow us to more accurately diagnose and treat oral health issues.

Best Candidates for Digital X-Rays

In most cases, digital x-rays are done at your annual examination as a preventive measure. You may also need digital x-rays taken when you are experiencing pain or concerned about symptoms so we can correctly diagnose then treat your problem. Digital x-rays emit less radiation compared to traditional x-rays, but we still prefer to limit the amount of exposure that is delivered to every patient. While digital x-rays are considered safe for any patient, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should tell their team before x-rays are taken so that extra precautions can be taken.

What to Expect with Digital X-Rays

When it's time for your exam, you can relax in a massaging treatment chair. After you decide whether to listen to your favorite jams on our Beats headphones or to watch a show on a flat-screen television, we will take your digital x-rays. Often performed at the start of your dental visit, digital x-rays typically take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. In most situations, we will take images that include all of your teeth. After the images are complete, they can be viewed immediately, so your board-certified MINT dental professional can analyze the images throughout your exam. Should we find any problems, your MINT dentist will show you the issue and discuss your treatment options.

Digital X-Rays Treatment Aftercare

Your digital x-rays will typically be taken twice a year at your dental exam. During some visits, a whole mouth series may be taken to give us a more complete view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your digital x-rays will be kept in your file, so we can watch for subtle changes and identify any areas of concern. There isn't any specific aftercare required following digital x-rays unless you are told by your dentist. Another appointment may be scheduled if a procedure is required. We always suggest daily home care plus attending your twice-yearly cleanings and dental exams to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

The MINT Commitment

Typically, a dental insurance plan wll pay for the cost of digital x-rays as part of a routine dental exam. We will contact your insurance provider to figure out if you will have any additional costs. For any out-of-pocket expenses or if you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry takes many different methods of payment, including medical financing. MINT dentistry is dedicated to making sure that you have a thorough oral health examination every year at our office. Using state-of-the-art technology, such as digital x-rays, helps us to honor that commitment.

Digital X-Rays Clear, Concise Diagnosis

The key to a fierce smile is proactive dental care and early intervention. Digital x-rays use advanced technology to help us find and treat dental problems early. As part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays give MINT dentists a better view so we can see and correct any hidden issues. To get a clear, concise view of your dental health, contact our office in North Richland Hills, TX today to schedule a dental exam at MINT dentistry and keep your smile bright.

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