Dental X-rays are an important asset to your oral health. Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen and our Cynthia L. Skigen D.M.D. P.A. team in Jacksonville, Florida, use digital radiography (digital X-rays) to provide valuable insight into your smile. In fact, with their help, X-rays allow us to find and treat problems early on when they require the least invasive treatment options. Our diagnosis is aided by X-rays to determine the following:
- To check for decay between your pearly whites.
- To check for bone loss due to periodontal disease.
- To check for decay beneath your tooth fillings.
- To see if there is an infection at the tip of the tooth root near the bone.
- To see the full picture of your mouth before performing a dental treatment.
Intraoral X-rays include bite-wing, periapical, and occlusal X-rays. Bite-wing X-rays reveal the tooth from the crown to the level of the bone. Periapical X-rays show the entire tooth, from the crown to the end of the root area where your teeth sit in the jaw. Occlusal X-rays show the full tooth development and where it sits, so the entire arch of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw are visible.
With digital radiography, the process is faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Our digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays which use film. In addition, digital X-rays use much less radiation than conventional film X-rays, and they require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Digital X-rays also help us plan dental procedure such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, and more.
When evaluating the condition of your smile health, your dental X-rays let us see exactly what is happening inside your mouth and helps us determine the best treatment options. If you have any concerns about your smile or want to schedule your next visit, please call 904-281-9988 today. From our family to yours, Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen and all of us at Cynthia L. Skigen D.M.D. P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida wish you a healthy Thanksgiving holiday!