How often should I get x-rays?
Dr. Luong is a minimalist dentist, so we will not take x-rays if they are unnecessary. Each patient is different, so the frequency of x-rays depends on the patient's needs and dental condition. Bite-wings may be needed as often as every six months in cases such as a teenager with high caries risk, or as seldom as every 18 months for an adult who has had some fillings before but no cavities in a while.
Our Los Alamitos dental office uses digital x-ray technology, which offers many benefits to both the patient and the dentist. The digital x-ray process uses up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, and most patients find the digital sensor more comfortable than the older bite-wing films that were inserted directly into the mouth.
Digital x-rays also offer faster and better diagnostics. The x-ray can be pulled up on a monitor almost immediately and can be enlarged to see details that may be missed in a traditional x-ray. We can also use the monitor display of your x-rays to help you better understand what is happening inside your mouth, so you can make more informed and better choices about your dental care and feel confident in your decisions.
If you would like to learn more about the digital x-ray technology we offer or you need to schedule an appointment, call us today!
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