Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are important in assessing the health or the damage of teeth, gums, & bone which cannot be viewed during a visual dental exam. With the help of x-rays, dentists are able to accurately and closely examine patients. Village Dental provides dental X-ray services to make it easy for patients to be diagnosed and receive accurate and necessary treatment.

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Village Dental Dental X-Rays for Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment

Bitewing, Periapical & Panoramic X-rays:

Since x-rays provide a high level of details of the teeth, they are necessary in:

  • The diagnosis of tooth decay
  • Detecting the signs and of gum disease
  • Detecting an abscess
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Root canal Treatment
Bitewing X-Ray to examine your Upper and Lower teeth

Bitewing x-ray is one of the most simple radiographic procedures performed in dental clinics. They are especially helpful in diagnosing cavities that are in between your teeth. Your dentist will perform a thorough visual examination of your teeth. However, cavities hiding in between your teeth are impossible to detect without bitewing x-rays. These images are recommended to be taken annually.
The procedure of taking a bitewing is fast and simple. Here is an overview of the procedure, so you can better prepare for a bitewing x-ray.

  • Patient is seated upright in a dental chair
  • A dental sensor is placed inside the patient’s mouth with a holder
  • The dentist, dental hygienist or trained dental assistant directs the x-ray cone at the film and takes the x-ray
Periapical X-Ray to Examine The Root of Your Tooth

Periapical X-rays are taken primarily to diagnose the health of the root of your tooth. It is taken to look at a specific tooth. This image will be taken if you experience symptoms such as pain - dull, sharp, achey, throbby; hot or cold sensitivity, or general discomfort. In most cases it is to check for an infection or abscess.

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic X-rays are important if dentists need to be provided with a 2D radiograph of the entire mouth including the upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and mouth tissues. A panoramic x-ray provides a single and flat image of the entire jaw. Village Dental offers panoramic x-ray services to provide convenience to patients where the entire family can go to a one-stop clinic for all their oral health needs.

Uses of Panoramic Dental X Ray

Patients may be required to take a panoramic x ray of the teeth to diagnose or monitor the following dental conditions or problems:

  • Tooth impaction
  • Extent of periodontal diseases
  • Checking for cysts or tumors on the jaw and the jaw bone
  • Diagnosis for oral cancer
Digital Panoramic X Ray Within Reach

In today’s dental practice, dentists are shifting from panoramic X-ray films to digital panoramic X-rays. This movement is making it safer for patients since radiation exposure is less when they use digital radiographs. That is why Village Dental invests in modern dental technologies to continue making a difference for its patients in Holladay.

If you need a dental x-ray for you or your family, head over to Village Dental for convenient and speedy examinations. Dr. Rasch and his highly skilled team provides excellent dental examinations and general dental services for patients of all ages.

Call us at 801-277-1916 to schedule an appointment. Earn more than just a smile from Village Dental.