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 X-ray machines. These radar gun-sized machines use less radiation than a traditional X-ray 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.
If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you’re aware the first consultation usually involves X-rays. You may be wondering how that would work with homebound dental care. We use the most up-to-date portable X-ray machines, which are radar gun-sized machines. These portable X-ray machines use less radiation than traditional machines and provide the same high-quality images as those in offices.
Yes. Our X-ray examinations allow us to find any potential issues with your oral health.
X-rays can help find and pinpoint the following:
- Condition of your teeth and the roots
- The overall composition of your facial bones
- The presence of periodontal disease (bone loss around the teeth)
- Other signs of disease
- And more
When we provide in-home dental care, our staff strives to give our patients the same quality exams they would get in a fixed office. We will document our findings as a hard copy in our office and on our computer database.