X-rays are often met with trepidation because people are worried about being exposed to radiation. However, our Beverly Hills dental x-rays expert needs to occasionally take x-rays in order to examine aspects of your mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Our dentist will take all necessary precautions in order to ensure your comfort and well-being while you are being x-rayed, and if performed regularly, x-rays can help save you from unnecessary discomfort and large medical bills in the future.
Our expert in dental x-rays in Beverly Hills can use x-rays to:
• Show areas of decay that are not visible with an oral exam
• Identify decay occurring beneath a filling
• Reveal bone loss that is a result of gum disease
• Reveal changes in the bone or in the root canal that is the result of an infection
• Assist in the preparation of dental implants, dentures, or braces
• Reveal any development abnormalities such as cysts or tumors
Dental X-Rays Beverly Hills
Our Beverly Hills dental x-rays expert may also use x-rays on children in order to watch for decay, determine if there is enough space in the mouth for all the teeth to come in, determine if teeth are coming in quickly enough, and checking for the development of wisdom teeth. X-rays should be performed once or twice a year in order to ensure that nothing harmful is developing underneath your teeth.
You may be wondering how often you should get x-rays, and the answer depends on your overall oral health. Children should get x-rays once every six months if they are prone to decay. If a child’s teeth are in pretty good shape, they may only need an x-ray once every 12 months. Teenagers may need x-rays once every six to 12 months if they are prone to decay or once every 18 to 36 months if they have no history of tooth decay. Our expert in dental x-rays in Beverly Hills may need x-rays for teenagers more often in order to check for the development of wisdom teeth. And adults will probably only need x-rays once a year or once every other year. If you have not had a dental exam in a while, schedule an appointment with our dentist in Beverly Hills.