Protect Your Smile
The latest in dental x-ray technology, digital x-rays are faster and safer than traditional dental x-rays.
An electronic sensor is placed in your mouth to capture the image of your teeth. The image can be immediately viewed on a computer and enlarged for better examination. Our dentists can easily compare digital images taken at different appointments to see if any concerns are developing in your dental health.
Are digital x-rays safe?
While traditional x-rays already use a low amount of radiation, digital x-rays reduce that amount of radiation exposure by 80-90%. You will only be given x-rays when necessary, and you will have the additional protection of a lead apron.
Are dental x-rays necessary for my dental health?
Digital x-rays are imperative for diagnosing problems or seeing hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth) that are not detectable during a regular dental exam. Many problems can occur below the gum line or inside the tooth that are impossible for our dental team to detect without using x-ray technology. Some of these problems will not show any symptoms of pain. As such, the x-rays will allow us to catch problems at an earlier stage. Problems that can only be revealed by x-ray include:
- Bone loss when gum disease or dental infection is present
- Impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, and tumors below the gum line or in the jaw
- Decay between the teeth
- Tooth alignment problems
- Jaw fractures and cleft palate
- Root positions for health and use in endodontics (root canal)
How often will I need dental x-rays?
The frequency of your dental x-rays will vary depending on your dental health and needs. Typically, a full mouth series is taken when you are a new patient and not again for five years. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken once a year.
Dr. Sackman, Leesa and the staff know how to take care of people. I have seen Dr. Sackman speak about the work he does and it is clear he is educated and committed to providing excellent care for his patients.
We’ve been patients at Redmond Family Dentistry for years. Mostly we see Dr. Sackman, who is pleasant and takes time to explain things. His staff are wonderful too. At the front desk, they take time to walk you through insurance, billing, and costs of recommended treatments. The hygienists do a good job with cleanings, which, let’s be honest, are nobody’s favorite way to spend an hour. They have been great with my daughter since she was little.
This office is AMAZING. I can’t say enough good things about them. I needed to have a root canal done pretty urgently and they did everything possible to fit me in within my timeframe. They referred me out to an endodontist for the actual root canal, but all the other work was done in their office. Dr. Whittle did most of my work and she was awesome. The assistants were really great as well. They were exactly on time, never a wait. They numbed me well and were concerned about my comfort. I really really really hate the dentist, hence waiting until I had to have a root canal, but I will definitely be going here again.