Do our dentists take x-rays?
X-rays help us see problems in the early stages of development; this helps us treat problems long before they become serious. If we catch a cavity early, we may be able to treat it without even having to fill or restore the tooth. If decay is not detected soon enough, you may not know you have a problem until it is causing you some pain or discomfort. Major tooth restoration may be needed to repair a tooth if the decay has advanced enough. X-rays reveal:
•Cavities between teeth, under the gums and around old fillings
•Bone loss due to periodontal disease
•Problems below the gums, such as long or crooked tooth roots