Digital X-ray

    Every year we see huge advances in dental technology.  One the most influential changes has been the introduction of Digital X-ray.  Traditional x-rays require developing which is achieved via chemicals.  Digital x-rays do not require chemicals, and show up immediately on the computer screen, which allows us to increase size and contrast, leading to a much easier diagnosis.  With digital x-ray we can find cavities forming early on, which prevents larger problems and therefore avoids larger dental expenses!  Prevention is the key to keeping a beautiful and problem free smile!  When a member of our teams recommends x-rays at your cleaning visit, we are using the American Dental Association's guidelines to make sure your teeth remain healthy for years to come. 


TYPE OF ENCOUNTER

Child with Transitional Dentition

Adult/Adolescent, with All or Some Teeth

Adult – No Teeth Remaining

New patient

Selected periapical/occlusal

views and/or posterior

bitewings

 

-full mouth intraoral radiographic exam is

preferred when the patient has history of extensive

dental treatment.

-panoramic view and bitewings.

-Panoramic x-ray

Recall patient

clinical caries or at

increased risk for caries

-bitewing exam at 6-12 month intervals

-Panoramic view to monitor growth

-bitewing exam at 6-12 month intervals

-Panoramic or full mouth at 3-5 yr intervals

N/A

Recall patient

no clinical caries and not at

increased risk for caries

-bitewing exam at 12-24 month intervals

 

-bitewing exam at 6-12 month intervals

-Panoramic or full mouth at 3-5 yr intervals

-Panoramic x-ray





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