Accurate images of teeth are essential for the detection of tooth decay, gum disease, infection and many other dental diseases. Most of these problems are difficult or even impossible to detect without an x-ray. An x-ray should be taken when advised by Dr. Kesler.
How do x-rays work?
X-rays pass through the area to be evaluated, and a film or sensor on the other side of the tissue picks up the resulting pattern. This allows Dr. Kesler to look at areas not visible to the human eye.
Are there any risks?
Dental x-rays produce very low radiation exposure. With x-ray film becoming more sensitive and the machines constantly improving with technology, the low overall exposure time continues to decrease. Dental x-rays represent a far smaller risk than letting undetected dental problems occur.