Dental X-rays are an important tool in assessing your oral health and Dr. Bradley Dyer at Bradley L. Dyer DDS PC in Sevierville, Tennessee, uses digital radiography (digital X-rays) to show us how best to care for your smile. Digital X-rays allow us to find and treat problems early on when they require the least invasive treatment options. They help us see the following:
- Decay between your pearly whites.
- Bone loss due to periodontal disease.
- Decay beneath your tooth fillings.
- If there is an infection at the tip of the tooth root near the bone.
- 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 dental implants.
Our digital X-Rays are an indispensable tool to show us how best to care for your smile. If you have any concerns about your smile or want to schedule your next visit, please call 865-453-2731 today. From our family to yours, Dr. Bradley Dyer and all of us at Bradley L. Dyer DDS PC in Sevierville, Tennessee wish you a healthy Thanksgiving holiday!