At Harlow Dental, our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. As a leading healthcare provided in our community, we wanted to reach out to all of our patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, and let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate any potential concerns. Effective immediately, Harlow Dental practices will limit our practice to EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE. So please call us right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency!

We are postponing all non-urgent dental care at this time in accordance with the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The preventative measure will be in effect until April 16, 2020. Again, thank you for being a valued member of the Harlow Dental family. We appreciate your continued trust and confidence. Together we can overcome these challenging circumstances and continue your path to greater oral health! We look forward to taking care of you at your next scheduled appointment.  
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3 Reasons Why Dentists Need to Take X-Rays

September 12, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. H. Justin Harlow, DDS
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Dentists want to provide the most comprehensive oral care to their patients, but they can’t always do that with a visual examination alone. Not all dental issues are visible to the naked eye. With dental x-rays, however, dentists can see problems that might be developing beneath the surface, recommending treatment while problems are still small and easier to treat.

Usually part of a routine examination, along with a dental cleaning, your Steele Creek area practice Harlow Dental, provides thorough and safe dental x-rays.

Why Dental X-Rays Are Important

  1. To spot cavities. Sometimes cavities are so small, they can’t be seen with a visual examination alone. A dental x-ray can also spot cavities that might be developing below an existing cavity.
  2. To detect cysts and tumors. Your dentist is likely the one healthcare professional who is examining your mouth. Early detection of issues, such as oral cancer, can literally mean the difference between life and death.
  3. To reveal bone loss that often accompanies gum disease. Gum disease often presents without symptoms, so often people don’t get treatment for it until it is in its advanced stages. With an x-ray, your dentist can help get an overall picture of just how far the disease has progressed.

Dental X-Rays Are Safe

For those patients who might be concerned about the safety of dental x-rays, they need not worry. Radiation exposure with today’s modern x-rays is minimal; in fact, you are likely to pick up more radiation by being outside on a sunny day. And the risks of skipping dental x-rays have many negative implications for your oral health.

If you have more questions about dental x-rays, or if you are due for a dental cleaning, we invite you to give us a call at our Steele Creek area practice, Harlow Dental. Dr. Harlow and his team look forward to meeting you!

 

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