True to our commitment to provide you with the best experience possible at our dental office in Cabot, we utilize much of the state-of-the-art technology that modern dentistry has to offer.
Digital x-rays are part of our advanced technology. They allow Dr. Fields to evaluate the health of your teeth and mouth internally and catch many dental concerns early on that may not be detected with just the naked eye alone.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
We often receive questions or concerns from patients about the safety of taking dental x-rays. We are happy to assure you that by using digital x-rays, you are exposed to 80 percent less radiation than what you were exposed to with the traditional films we took in the past. In reality, you likely receive more radiation from a day spent outside in the sun than you do from your dental x-rays in Cabot.
Digital x-rays are also safer for our environment. Because there are no chemicals needed to develop them, they leave less of a footprint on the environment.
They are also readily available, so Dr. Fields can discuss pertinent treatment needs with you.
How Often Are Dental X-Rays Recommended?
Dr. Fields suggests that you update your bitewing x-rays once every year. These provide a baseline of the health of your teeth and alert us to any concerns with fractures or tooth decay early on.
Panoramic x-rays offer us a full view of your teeth, jaw joint, and mouth in one picture. This x-ray is typically recommended every five years.
We are proud to offer comprehensive implant dentistry from start to finish in our Cabot dental office. Our cone beam x-ray offers 3-D imaging that Dr. Fields uses for planning tooth implant surgeries. 3-D images allow him to determine the best placement for your dental implant so that on the day of surgery, your procedure is performed with the utmost accuracy, precision, and efficiency. 3-D x-rays help ensure the 95 percent success rate of our implant placement surgeries.
Do I Really Need Dental X-Rays?
Many patients wonder why we recommend yearly x-rays, and it’s because they are an extremely valuable preventive and diagnostic tool. With x-rays, we can detect concerns like tooth decay and gum disease in their earliest stages. With this information, you can make informed decisions about the treatment procedures that best fit your lifestyle and budget.
Schedule Your Next Preventive Dental Appointment Today
Preventive dentistry is the best way to protect both your dental health and your overall health, and x-rays play an integral role in that process. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain the healthy smile we know you deserve now and into the future.
Contact Patrick Fields, DDS today at (501) 941-2482 to schedule your next preventive appointment.