What Are Digital Dental X-Rays?
We use digital x-rays at ACE Dental of Cove to get an overall view of your oral health and to discover dental issues that are difficult to see without advanced technology. Digital x-rays (sometimes called radiographs) are used as a diagnostic tool by our dental professionals to provide a comprehensive view of your jawbone and teeth. They are normally taken during dental exams, and they can help to diagnose cavities, impactions, bone loss, and cysts. When these oral problems are found early, treatment is often less invasive and more effective. If you’d like more information about how digital x-rays help us to ensure your dental health, contact a member of our professional team in Copperas Cove, TX to schedule an appointment.
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"I was in so much pain walking into my appointment this morning but the staff and Dr.Kim were kind and helped me find a solution that was cost effective and eliminated my dental issue. I highly recommend this office and will be back for any and all of my future dental needs. Thanks again!"- B.N. / Google / Aug 25, 2021
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"I had tooth pain after biting down on something hard. It last for days. I called for an appt. They were able to get me in the same day. I got xrays and a cleaning by the DDS. No cavity and pain resolved after cleaning. Walked away 90 minutes later with a $20 fee for a fluoride treatment. Happy day & great customer service!!"- T.N. / Google / Aug 20, 2021
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Why Are Dental X-Rays Important?
Men, women, and children of all ages can benefit from digital x-rays at ACE Dental of Cove. X-rays are a cornerstone of regular dental visits, as well as emergency dental services because they can reveal issues that are invisible to the naked eye and may otherwise go unnoticed. Digital dental x-rays give off much lower levels of radiation than traditional film x-rays and are generally considered to be safe, but our experienced team still wants to limit your exposure. Pregnant women should let us know about their condition before x-rays are taken so that unique precautions can be taken.
What Is the Digital Dental Imaging Process?
Digital x-rays are often taken during routine dental visits and as needed during your dental treatment. They typically occur at the beginning of your appointment, and the entire digital x-ray process usually lasts less than five minutes from beginning to end. To take the x-rays, a member of our dental staff will place a digital sensor in your mouth, snap a picture, and the images are available on our computer monitors within seconds. After a complete set of digital x-rays have been taken (with multiple viewing angles), the images will be reviewed with you to point out any areas of special interest.
How Often Are Dental X-Rays Needed?
“Bitewing” x-rays are generally taken each year to identify cavities or bone loss. A more in-depth series of panoramic x-rays may be taken every 3 - 5 years on average to evaluate your jaw health, orthodontic treatment, or other specialized dental health needs. A periapical x-ray (for one or a few teeth) may be beneficial in instances of acute tooth pain to determine treatment methods. All digital x-rays will be kept with your records so that they can be viewed in the future for comparison purposes.
Are Digital X-rays Covered by Dental Insurance?
Most dental insurance plans cover routine digital dental x-rays. Before your appointment, a member of our insurance team will contact your dental insurance provider to ascertain your specific coverage and determine any potential patient responsibility. If you don’t have insurance, ACE Dental of Cove accepts multiple payment options and offers flexible finance options to make your dental care more affordable.
Detect Dental Problems Early On
Digital dental x-rays are an advanced technological service that ACE Dental of Cove is proud to provide patients of all ages. Digital x-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool that allows us to detect and treat dental problems before they can progress into more serious issues. To protect your family’s dental health, contact our Copperas Cove, TX office to schedule a dental visit with digital dental x-rays.