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Reasons Your Dentist Recommends X-Rays

August 15, 2022
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Posted By: Deborah Simpkins, DMD Team

Digital x-rays in Sarasota, FL, are an essential part of prevention. In addition, your dentist may recommend an x-ray for a specific issue or treatment planning.

Digital x-rays allow your dentist to see beneath the surface to diagnose or guide your dental treatment correctly.

Reasons for Digital Dental X-Rays in Sarasota, FL

When you come in for your six-month checkup and teeth cleaning, your dentist may recommend x-rays if you have not had them in a while or if you’re a new patient. It is a way to monitor your oral health and compare changes since your last set of films.

We use digital x-rays to:

  • Monitor your dental health
  • Monitor your jawbone health
  • Monitor your tooth root health
  • Find hidden cavities or infections
  • Diagnose a suspected condition
  • Plan dental treatments and procedures

We will always explain why if your dentist tells you that you need x-rays.

Safety of Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays release far less radiation than their old-school counterparts, giving our patients peace of mind. And they are also better for the environment because no films exist to develop. We store your x-rays digitally for easy call-up, allowing us to share results with insurance companies and consulted specialists.

Contact Your Sarasota Dentist for More Information

Your dental health is our top priority, which is why we utilize the latest and safest technologies on your behalf. Reach out to a team member today to learn more or arrange a checkup.

Our dental office is happy to accept CareCredit. CareCredit is a credit card dedicated to dental and medical treatments. For qualifying patients, it allows for easy financing on recommended and elective treatments, including x-rays. Many programs even offer interest-free financing. A member of our dental team can show you how to apply.

We proudly serve all locations, including South Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, Vamo, Siesta Key, Osprey, and Bee Ridge.

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