About Digital X-Rays
A state-of-the-art dental health facility, MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX is well-equipped with the most modern technology for an in-depth examination. This is why MINT dentistry uses digital x-rays, sometimes referred to as digital radiographs, as part of every dental exam to obtain a clear, concise view of your mouth. Digital x-rays allow our team of board-certified dentists to diagnose conditions that are invisible to the naked eye so they can fully see the whole picture of the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Several conditions can be seen using digital x-rays, such as tooth decay, cavities, cysts, atrophy in the jawbone, abscesses, and abnormal tooth growth. When a concern is found early, you tend to have more treatment options with a greater chance of success. During your dental exam at MINT dentistry, digital x-rays allow us to diagnose and correct concerns.
Generally, digital x-rays will be done at your dental examination to assess your oral health. We may also take digital x-rays if you're in pain or concerned about symptoms so we can properly diagnose, then decide on a treatment plan. Digital x-rays emit less radiation compared to traditional x-rays, but we still prefer to minimize how often you are exposed. While digital x-rays are typically safe for any patient, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should inform a member of the MINT dentistry team before x-rays are taken so we can provide extra protection.
What to Expect
To begin your appointment, you will settle into a massaging exam chair. After you decide whether to catch up on your favorite television show or jam out to music with Beats headphones, our team will take your digital x-rays. Typically performed at the beginning of your dental visit, x-rays usually take a few minutes to finish. In most situations, we will take images that include all of your teeth. After the images are taken, they can be uploaded immediately so you and a MINT dentistry team member can see the x-rays throughout your exam. Should we find any abnormalities, your dentist will show you the issue and discuss your treatment options.
A new set of digital x-rays will typically be needed biannually as part of your dental examination. Every few years, we will recommend a whole mouth series to give us a comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. All of your x-rays will be safely attached to your file so our dental professionals can monitor subtle changes and chart any issues. There is not any aftercare needed following digital x-rays except whatever dental instructions are given to you by your dentist. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled if treatment is recommended. We always suggest daily home care, as well as attending your professional cleanings every six months to keep your smile beautiful.
The MINT Commitment
Generally, dental insurance will pay for the cost of digital x-rays as part of a routine dental exam. Our office will reach out to your provider to figure out if you will have any remaining costs. For any out-of-pocket expenses or if you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry takes many different methods of payment, including medical financing. Our team is dedicated to making sure that you receive a comprehensive dental exam when you visit our office. Our use of advanced equipment, like digital x-rays, helps us to properly care for you and your family.
Clear, Concise Diagnosis
The key to a gorgeous, seductive smile is preventive care with the best equipment. Digital x-rays are a great tool to help diagnose and address dental problems early with greater accuracy. An important part of a regular dental exam, digital x-rays provide MINT dentists a better view so we can see and correct hidden issues before they become painful. For a clear, concise picture of your health, contact us in Lake Worth, TX to schedule an oral health exam at MINT dentistry and make sure your teeth are dazzling.