Do I need x-rays? If so, how often do I need them?
Dental x-rays are an important diagnostic tool that helps us detect damage and disease that is not visible during a routine dental exam. The frequency of x-rays varies by individual and depends on your oral health, age, risk for disease, and signs of oral disease.
If you are new to our Covina dental office, we may take x-rays to check the status of your oral health and give us a baseline so that we can identify any changes that occur in the future.
In the case of children, their teeth are still in the process of developing, and they may be more susceptible to tooth decay than adults. Dr. Huang will take into consideration your oral health history and examine your mouth to determine whether or not you need x-rays.
For existing patients, we may also recommend a new set of x-rays if Dr. Huang detects any new cavities and to determine the current status of your oral health and evaluate the growth and development of your teeth.
Your safety is important to us, so we use digital x-rays to reduce your risk of exposure. If you need to schedule a dental exam or have any other questions about x-rays, please don’t hesitate to contact us!