Why X-Rays are important:
X-Rays aide us in properly diagnosing cavities, harmful conditions and lesions in the bone, the health of the bone supporting the teeth teeth in place, and provide us with the ability to monitor the bone health to catch any changes or abnormalities at an early stage that cannot be seen clinically. X-Rays help to determine the best treatment to provide each patient so we can offer optimal care to reach and maintain a healthy/stable oral health state.
Why do I need X-Rays when none of my teeth are bothering me?
It is in the patient's best interest to have routine X-Rays to allow us to diagnose cavities, or any other abnormalities of the supporting bone and teeth, to treat them before they become bothersome to the patient and avoid needing more invasive treatment.