Our preventive dentists uses a variety of different dental x-rays to diagnose problems before they cause you dental discomfort and pain. In other words, x-rays are a necessary diagnostic tool for early detection. By using x-rays, our Grand Rapids family dentist can find disorders early and prevent or treat them before they develop into extensive problems. Often by not treating early, small problems become large problems causing pain and costing more to treat.
Dental x-ray radiation exposure is minimal and won’t affect your health. We take dental x-ray safety measures to protect you. Dental x-rays are necessary because they allow us to see cavities that are too small to be seen with the naked eye or cavities hidden in between teeth or along the gum line.
It is much more affordable to fill a small cavity than it is to do a dental restoration such as a crown. The cost of dental x-rays is usually completely covered by insurance. Make sure you check with your insurance company before your appointment to see if this applies to your policy.
Our Grand Rapids dentist will also be able to use x-rays to see teeth beneath the gum line. This is helpful for teenagers and young adults who are expecting their wisdom teeth to come in. We take different types of dental x-rays to get a full view of your mouth, such as panoramic x-rays.
Dr. Ritzema DDS at Complete Health Dentistry strives to help patients maintain good oral health and overall health. If you are interested in learning more about how our dental x-rays services protect your teeth and gums, give our dentist in Grand Rapids a call at (616) 458-7267.