Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information that can not be seen during a regular examination. Dr. Ormsby uses this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and to complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
We are pleased to be able to offer you modern, state-of-the-art digital dental x-rays right here in Belleville, PA. Digital x-rays are safer, faster, and easier on the environment. They also allow for enhanced diagnosis and treatment planning.
Digital x-rays may reveal:
Cavities between teeth.
Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors or cysts.
Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Are digital x-rays safe?
Yes! Digital x-rays are safer for both you and the environment. Digital x-rays produce significantly lower levels of radiation, up to 80% less than traditional x-rays. Also, the x-ray is captured electronically using a special sensor and the computer. This means there are no chemicals to dispose of in the processing of digital x-rays.
How often should x-rays be taken?
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Dr. Ormsby will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental examination, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.
Bite-wing x-rays and a Panorex or full mouth series is recommended for new patients. A Panorex or full series is usually taken once every three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken periodically at recall (check-up) visits to detect cavities between teeth.