Many patients wonder if dental x-rays are safe and necessary, and the answer to both questions is yes. At Harlow Dental at Steele Creek, we utilize digital x-rays because they expose our patients to 80 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays taken in the past. They are also immediately available so that Dr. Harlow can make the earliest possible diagnosis resulting in less invasive procedures.
Our Dental X-Ray Recommendation
Bite-wing x-rays are recommended once per year. This gives us a baseline and a good look at what's going on internally with your teeth. Generally, four to six x-rays will show changes between your teeth and two exams per year with Dr. Harlow will ensure you are at optimal oral health. Every three to five years, a full mouth series of 18 x-rays are taken to maintain a full updated record of your mouth.
Digital x-rays are not just safer for our patients, they are also less harmful to the environment since they require no chemicals for development. They are also easy to transfer and share with other providers who may be involved with your healthcare.
Contact Our Charlotte Dentist to Book Your Dental X-Rays
If you have questions about dental x-rays or other treatment recommended for you, contact our Charlotte, NC dental office today for more information.