Digital X-Rays in Friendswood, TX


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About Digital X-Rays

A contemporary practice, MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX is well-equipped with the newest technology for an in-depth diagnosis. This is why MINT dentistry performs digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, as part of every dental exam to obtain a clear, concise view of your mouth. Digital x-rays help our team of board-certified doctors to diagnose conditions that are invisible to the naked eye so they can better improve your oral health, including your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Quite a few dental problems can be discovered with digital x-rays, like tooth decay, cavities, cysts, abscesses, bone loss, and tooth impaction. When a problem is detected early, you tend to have more treatment options with a greater chance of success. During your yearly exam, digital x-rays allow us to more accurately diagnose and correct concerns.

Best Candidates for Digital X-Rays

Usually, digital x-rays are taken during your dental examination as a preventive measure. We may also take digital x-rays when you're having pain or concerned about symptoms to help our team correctly diagnose, then treat your problem. Digital x-rays use less radiation compared to traditional x-rays, but we still prefer to limit the amount of exposure that is delivered to every patient. Although digital x-rays are considered safe for most patients, women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should inform their team before x-rays are taken so that extra precautions can be taken.

What to Expect with Digital X-Rays

To begin your exam, you will settle into a comfortable treatment chair. After choosing whether to catch up on your favorite television show or jam out to music with Beats headphones, our team will begin your digital x-rays. Typically performed at the beginning of your dental visit, digital x-rays usually take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. In most situations, we will take images that include views of your teeth. As soon as the digital x-rays are taken, they can be uploaded immediately so your dentist can see the x-rays throughout your exam. If there are any abnormalities, your dentist will explain the issue and discuss your options for treatment.

Digital X-Rays Treatment Aftercare

Your x-rays will typically be taken twice a year at your dental exam. Occasionally, MINT dentistry suggests a whole mouth x-ray to give us a more complete view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. These images will be securely stored in your file so our dental professionals can watch for changes over time and identify any areas of concern. There isn't any specific aftercare required following x-rays except whatever dental instructions are given to you by the MINT dentistry team. Another appointment may be needed if treatment is recommended. We always suggest great oral care at home, plus attending your biannual exams and cleanings to keep your teeth sexy.

The MINT Commitment

Generally, a dental insurance plan will pay for your annual dental exam, including digital x-rays. Our office will contact your insurance company to figure out if you will have any remaining costs. If you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry takes many different methods of payment and we can help you find low-interest financing. Our team is dedicated to making sure that you have a comprehensive dental examination every year at our office. Using cutting-edge equipment, including digital x-rays, helps MINT dentistry to properly care for you and your family.

Digital X-Rays Clear, Concise Diagnosis

The key to a gorgeous, seductive smile is preventive care and finding small problems before they become big ones. Digital x-rays use advanced technology to help diagnose and address oral health conditions early. An important part of a regular dental examination, digital x-rays offer MINT dentists a better view so we can identify and address issues. For a clear picture of your health, contact our team in Friendswood, TX to schedule an oral health exam at MINT dentistry so your smile stays brilliant.

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