Dental X-rays at Our Brookline Dentist Office
Dental X-rays help reveal tooth fracture, dental decay, cysts or abscess and other pathology. They are also helpful to determine bone level and amount of bone loss, which helps to detect periodontal disease.
Our office uses digital X-rays to detect and diagnose oral issues that are not visible to the naked eye. Digital X-rays allow you to see your X-rays as they are taken; they are also much more convenient than traditional X-rays and save you time in the dentist chair.
We take a full series of X-rays every five years and at new patient visits. Bite-wing X-rays (X-rays of top and bottom teeth while they are biting together) are taken during check-ups; we recommend they be taken one to two times annually to detect new dental problems.
While we do not take X-rays during pregnancy, dental X-rays are considered safe. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of X-rays is around the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. Rest assured that at Brookline Dental Village we take all necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation.