To fully understand the condition of your teeth, gums and mouth, our dentists can use dental X-rays to examine your smile beyond a visual examination. Dental X-rays allow the dentist to examine your mouth and teeth for issues such as cavities, infections, signs of oral cancer, tumors and impacted teeth. Digital X-rays can also be used to examine the condition of the jaw bone and track the development and changes in your teeth over time. They may focus on a single tooth, how your bite comes together or see if you have teeth that have not erupted.
To take an X-ray, one of our team members will have you bite down on a small piece of plastic which contains the X-ray film. As you close down, our team member will take the X-ray and develop the film for the dentist to review. The process is painless and the exposure to radiation is minimal. However, if you are pregnant or think you might be, please let our team know. If you are interested in finding out more about how X-rays in Cincinnati, Ohio, can be used to improve or repair your smile, call Family Dental Care Associates at 513-683-5677 today. One of our team members will be happy to help you plan your appointment.