About Digital X-Rays
A contemporary dental health facility, MINT dentistry in Conroe, TX focuses on giving our patients the most modern techniques and technologies for an in-depth examination. This is why MINT dentistry uses digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, during annual exams to obtain a better view of your mouth. Digital x-rays help our staff of board-certified dentists to diagnose conditions that are invisible to the naked eye so they can fully understand your oral health, including your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Many oral health problems can be discovered with digital x-rays, including decay, cavities, cysts, atrophy in the jawbone, abscesses, and abnormal tooth growth. If a concern is detected in the early stages, you typically have more options for treatment that are effective and either minimal or noninvasive. During your yearly examination at MINT dentistry, digital x-rays allow our team to diagnose and create your best treatment plan.
Best Candidates for Digital X-rays
Generally, digital x-rays will be taken at your annual examination as a preventive measure. We may also take digital x-rays when you're in pain or dental issues of any kind so we can properly diagnose and address the underlying condition. Digital x-rays emit less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays, but we still prefer to limit your exposure. Although digital x-rays are typically safe for any patient, female patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should inform their team before x-rays are taken so we can provide extra protection.
What to Expect with Digital X-rays
When it's time for your appointment, you can relax in a massaging exam chair. After you decide whether to catch up on your favorite television show or jam out to music with Beats headphones, we will begin your x-rays. Often done at the start of your appointment, x-rays usually take a few minutes to finish. In most situations, your x-rays will include all of your teeth and gums. As soon as the x-rays are taken, they will be uploaded immediately so you and your dentist can see the images during your appointment. If there are any abnormalities, your MINT dentist will explain the issue and discuss your possible treatment options.
Digital X-rays Treatment Aftercare
A series of digital x-rays will usually be done biannually as part of your dental examination. Occasionally, we will recommend a whole mouth series to get a more complete view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. All of your x-rays will be kept in your file so our dental professionals can observe subtle changes and chart any areas of concern. There isn't any aftercare needed following digital x-rays unless you are told by the MINT dentistry team. Another appointment may be scheduled if a procedure is required. MINT dentistry always encourages taking good care of your teeth at home with an oral hygiene routine, as well as attending your biannual exams and cleanings to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
The MINT Commitment
Generally, a dental insurance plan will pay for preventive procedures, like digital x-rays, once a year with your dental exam. We will reach out to your insurance company to determine if you have any additional costs. If you are paying out of pocket, MINT dentistry accepts several payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing. We are committed to making sure that you have a comprehensive oral health exam when you visit our facility. Using advanced equipment, like digital x-rays, allows MINT dentistry to give you the best possible care.
Digital X-rays Clear, Concise Diagnosis
Every dentist will tell you that the secret to keeping a gorgeous, seductive smile is proactive care and early intervention. Digital x-rays are a great tool to help us find and correct oral health problems early with greater accuracy. Part of a regular dental examination, digital x-rays give MINT dental professionals an in-depth view so we can see and correct hidden issues before they become painful. For a clear, concise picture of your dental health, contact our office in Conroe, TX today to schedule a dental exam at MINT dentistry and keep your smile bright.