Thanks to modern technology, Dr. Thomas Anglemire and our team at Granger Family Dentistry PC in Granger, Indiana, are pleased to employ digital radiography, also known as digital X-rays, to provide valuable insight into your smile health. In fact, with their help, X-rays allow us to find and treat problems early on when they require the least invasive treatment options.
We take dental X-rays for the following reasons:
- 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.
As you can see, digital X-rays provide a valuable service in maintaining your healthy smile. They also allow us to plan certain kinds of dental treatment, such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants as needed.
To schedule your next visit with our team please call 574-277-5406 today. Dr. Thomas Anglemire and all of us at Granger Family Dentistry PC in Granger, Indiana wish you and yours a healthy Thanksgiving holiday!