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Utilizing Digital X-Rays in Farmington NM: X-Ray Vision

X-Rays in Farmington NM

It’s not extremely enjoyable. You have to put on the heavy apron, hold a stiff piece of film in your mouth and sit really, really still while your dentist’s assistant takes digital x-rays in Farmington NM. Is it really required? Absolutely! No question about it.

Your dentist can’t see everything that is going on with your mouth and surrounding tissue without these x-rays.

What Hidden Problems Do Digital X-rays in Farmington NM Detect

Digital X-Rays are typically used to detect any future or present issues in your mouth. Here are some of the hidden problems a dentist can detect with a digital x-ray.

  • Cavities underneath existing bridgework, crowns, or other restorations
  • Abscesses, cysts, and infections
  • Cavities between teeth just beneath where adjacent teeth touch (interproximal cavities)
  • The position of wisdom teeth

These problems are sometimes invisible to the naked eye, so a dentist must use digital x-rays in order to analyze the situation and recommend any treatments.

How Often Should X-rays Be Taken?

This depends on the patient. A patient with no history of cavities, no existing tooth decay, no braces, and no existing crowns, veneers, or bridgework is at low risk for cavities. A high-risk patient is in the opposite situation and may have one or more of the following: early tooth decay, existing restorations, braces, thin enamel, chipped or cracked teeth. In addition, patients with an eating disorder or other medical condition may be considered high risk. People who haven’t had their wisdom teeth taken out also need to be checked with x-rays more frequently.

If you are a patient of Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, a general and cosmetic dentist will counsel you on the frequency of digital x-rays in Farmington NM when your treatment plan is discussed. If you are not a current patient and are seeking an experienced, friendly dentist in the Farmington area, we invite you to connect with us at 505-985-5626 to schedule your risk-free consultation today. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

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Sundance Dental Care of Bloomfield
100 S 1st St
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Call: 505-632-3344

Sundance Dental Care of Cortez
111 Sligo St Bldg A
Cortez, CO 81321
Call: 970-459-1314

Sundance Dental Care of Farmington
6588 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-326-6800

Sundance Dental Care of 30th St
Dr. Rasmussen
800 E 30th St Ste 3
Farmington, NM 87401
Call: 505-327-9161

Sundance Dental Care of Gallup
1601 S 2nd St
Gallup, NM 87301
Call: 505-722-4422

Sundance Dental Care of Kirtland
3 Road 6523
Kirtland, NM 87417
Call: 505-598-6800

Sundance Dental Care of Rio Rancho
770 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Call: 505-891-0554

Sundance Dental Care of Grants
920 Lobo Canyon Rd Ste 6
Grants, NM 87020
Call: 505-972-3000

Sundance Orthodontics
3903 Beckland Dr. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-436-2727

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3903 Beckland Dr Ste B
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-278-8806
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