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Digital X-Rays

Part of your cleaning and prevention plan involves taking X-rays of your teeth. We use the latest X-ray technology, known as digital radiography, which uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth.

The process of taking digital radiographs is quicker and more comfortable than the process of taking X-rays with film, and it reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly on a computer screen, Dr. Tretter and our dental hygienists will be able to detect and diagnose abnormalities and problems quickly. Radiographs are important to monitor the health of your teeth and jawbone. Even though digital radiography is significantly safer than traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us.

How do I know I need an X-ray?

The frequency and need for X-rays are based on: medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. Typically a full series of X-rays is recommended every 5 years, with two-four decay-detecting films of posterior teeth made periodically during hygiene visits. New X-rays may be necessary if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment with Dr. Tretter promptly.