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During a dental evaluation, x-rays allows dentists and dental hygienists to look at what is going on beneath the surface of the teeth in a way that they cannot do when they’re examining them from the outside. Dr. Roth & Dr. Schuetz use this information to detect hidden dental issues and, in the event that there are issues, create and implement a treatment plan. Ultimately, these routine x-rays save you time, money, pain from dental disease, and ensure your ongoing oral health.

​Our hygienist and dentists will evaluate your dental and medical history and consider your symptoms, your age, and your disease risk. New patients should receive dental x-rays to serve as a starting point for the dentist. He will utilize the information to build your dental history and keep an eye on your health for years to come. A few x-rays, called bite-wing x-rays (these are x-rays that show the top and bottom teeth biting together) are recommended once or twice a year.

Here’s a partial list of Issues that dental x-rays reveal:

  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.