At Caring Dental, we have plenty of tools to provide you with the care you need. One of the most important examples is a digital X-ray. An X-ray is crucial because we can look at the structures underneath the gum line’s surface to ensure they are healthy.
With an X-ray, heavy substances will appear white, while light substances will appear black. We can create a more accurate picture by differentiating the image based on density. Learn more about digital X-rays below, and give us a call to make an appointment.
We Take Different Types of X-Rays
We always take X-rays from various angles to ensure we do not miss anything. Some of the types of X-rays that we may take include:
- Periapical: If we need to see two complete sets of teeth from the route to the crown, this is the type of X-ray we will take.
- Panoramic: If we need to see your soft tissue, your upper jaw, and your lower jaw, then we may take this specific type of 2D X-ray.
- Occlusal: This is a picture we take when the jaw is closed. This type of X-ray is important because we need to see how the teeth line up with one another.
- Bitewing: With this type of X-ray, we may ask you to bite down on a small piece of paper or plastic. Then, we will take a look at the bones and gum tissue to make sure they are appropriate.
Before moving forward, we will always review the individual types of X-rays we are taking with you.
What We Can Spot
There are plenty of potential issues we can spot on an X-ray. Of course, our goal is to ensure you are as healthy as possible. In a perfect world, we would not see anything, but we may spot some potential issues.
For example, there is a chance that you may have some tooth decay underneath the surface that we need to address. Or, there might be some wisdom teeth that are getting ready to come in that we have to take out. There is also a chance that we may spot some fillings that have fallen out in your mouth. Once we have analyzed the X-ray, we will let you know what we have found. Then, we will help you develop a treatment plan.
Call Caring Dental To Make an Appointment
If you are ready to take full advantage of everything digital X-rays offer, it would be our pleasure to help you. At Caring Dental, we have highly advanced imaging equipment that we can use to make sure we do not miss anything. We will let you know what we spot on the X-ray and explain what we need to do to move forward. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our team in Baltimore, MD.