Radiographic, or X-ray, examinations provide your dentist with an important tool that shows the condition of your teeth, its roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-rays also can show the exact location of impacted and unerupted teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination.
Our office utilizes the newest, state of the art portable xray machines. These radar gun sized machines use less radiation than a traditional xray machine and produce the same high quality images as those in a fixed office.
We provide exams as we would in a fixed office using high-powered headlights, mouth mirrors and state of the art portable intraoral cameras to record the oral health and dental needs of our patients.
Notes are left with the facility and are kept in our office as a hardcopy record and a computer record to ensure accessibility to our staff and dentists.