Dental X-Rays in Virginia

What Are Dental X-Rays?

Dental X-rays are crucial to your preventative care and in diagnosing and treating many dental conditions. They use a minimal amount of radiation so that they’re safe for most patients. X-rays are typically taken at most of your appointments as a way to monitor your dental health and understand underlying issues. We recommend having a full set of X-rays taken every few years.

Contact our Virginia dentists to schedule an appointment. We have dental offices in four locations for your convenience: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton Kecoughtan, and Hampton Coliseum.

Why Are Dental X-rays Needed?

Dental X-rays are needed to help us identify and treat certain conditions. We often take X-rays at the majority of your appointments so that we can provide the comprehensive care that you deserve. Some things that X-rays check for include:

  • Cavities and decay
  • Problem restorations
  • Dental implants
  • Infections
  • Impacted teeth
  • Bone loss
dentist looking at x-rays

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Sam Dorman

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Who is a good candidate for Dental X-rays?

Most of the patients coming into our office are good candidates for X-rays. The process is quick and easy, and the X-rays themselves use a minimal amount of radiation to produce an in-depth detailed image. You can expect to have X-rays taken at most of your dental appointments. You have the right to deny X-rays at any time but keep in mind that they’re critical in helping to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

What happens when Dental X-rays are being taken?

We will sit you comfortably in one of our dental rooms. A lead apron is draped over you to protect your body from any radiation. We place a tiny device in the mouth and angle the actual X-ray machine towards this device. The x-ray is then taken, and the device is moved to another area. This is repeated until all the X-rays needed have been taken. You will need X-rays at most appointments, and we’ll use these images to monitor changes and problems within the mouth. You will need a full set of X-rays taken every couple of years to help in monitoring any important changes.

If you think you might need dental x-rays and want to know more about the process, call us today and we can get you in for a convenient appointment.

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