Digital Dental X-Rays in Brentwood, MD


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About Digital X-Rays in Brentwood, MD

Dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art care, MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD employs some of the most advanced technologies used in the dental industry today. At our modern practice, we take digital x-rays, also called digital radiographs, as part of every dental exam to obtain a more in-depth view of your oral health. Dental x-rays allow our board-certified dentists to diagnose problems that are invisible to the naked eye and gain a better understanding of issues that may impact the health of your teeth and jawbone. A number of oral concerns can be visualized on digital x-rays, such as tooth decay (cavities), cysts, atrophy in the jawbone, abscesses, and abnormal tooth eruption. When a problem is found in the early stages, there may be more options for treatment and a greater chance of success. To learn more about the benefits of digital dental x-rays, please contact our team today.

When Are Digital Dental X-rays Taken?

In general, dental x-rays are taken during routine dental examinations to assess your overall oral health and identify developing concerns. Your dentist may also recommend digital x-rays if you're in pain or have other concerning symptoms so we can correctly diagnose and then address the underlying condition. Though digital x-rays emit less radiation than traditional x-rays, our team at MINT dentistry still prefers to limit the amount of exposure delivered to every patient. While digital x-rays are typically safe for patients of all ages, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should inform our staff before having x-rays taken so we can follow extra precautions.

How Are Digital X-Rays Taken?

When you arrive at MINT dentistry for your appointment, we will help you will settle into a comfortable exam chair. Once you decide whether to catch up on your favorite television show or jam out to music with Beats headphones, our team will begin your x-rays. Commonly conducted at the start of your appointment, x-rays at our Brentwood, MD facility typically take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. In most situations, and depending on the type of x-rays taken, your images will include views of your teeth and jawbone. As the x-rays are taken, they are transmitted to our computer and available to view immediately. Our MINT dentists can then analyze the x-rays during your appointment. If there are any abnormalities, we will explain the issue and discuss the possible treatment options.

What Can I Expect After Digital X-Rays Are Taken?

Dental x-rays are typically taken once or twice a year during your routine dental exam visits at MINT dentistry. During some visits, a full mouth series may be taken to give us a comprehensive view of your teeth and jawbone. All of your x-rays will be housed within your file at our practice, so we can watch for changes over time and identify any growing concerns. The majority of the time, there is no aftercare needed following x-rays except whatever dental instructions are given to you by your MINT dentist. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled if treatment is required. To keep your teeth and jaw as healthy as possible, we encourage daily home care along with biannual cleaning visits at Brentwood, MD office.

The MINT Commitment

Dental x-rays are commonly covered when taken as part of a routine dental exam. Our office will speak to your insurance provider to determine the frequency of your x-ray coverage and if there may be any out-of-pocket costs. If you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry accepts several methods of payment, including low-interest financing options. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive a comprehensive dental exam when you visit our office. Using cutting-edge equipment, like digital x-rays, allows our team to uphold that commitment to our patients.

Clear, Concise Diagnosis

Among the top factors in keeping your smile healthy and happy are preventive dental care and identifying concerns early on. Digital dental x-rays are a great tool to help us detect and address oral conditions early, which can allow for more minimally invasive options and a greater chance of treatment success. As part of a dental exam, digital x-rays give our dentists an in-depth view of your teeth and jaw to identify hidden concerns before they cause further damage. For a clear picture of your health, and to keep your smile bright, contact MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD today to schedule your next dental visit.

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