Your teeth have been giving you some problems lately that might require a more in-depth investigation. There are a few reasons why you may want or even need to get a dental X-ray with our specialists in Winter Haven.
You’re a New Patient
When you are seeing a new dentist, chances are they will want you to get dental X-rays as a matter of practice. A dentist working with a new patient will often want to know what sort of lingering issues exist with a new patient’s teeth. By taking an initial X-ray of your mouth, the dentist will have a more direct view of precisely what is going on with your oral health. Without a dental X-ray, it makes it difficult for our dentist to identify hidden issues that neither you, nor our dentist, is aware are a problem that needs to be addressed.
Once our dentist in Winter Haven has a more complete picture of what is taking place with your oral health, he will be in a far better position to intelligently address and help you to fix problems associated with your teeth and gums. You might have a cracked tooth, a broken crown or more extensive damage due to grinding your teeth while you sleep.
One area where an X-ray is important, at the dentist’s office, concerns the state of your facial bone structure and health. You may not realize it, but a dental X-ray can include more than just the teeth and gum area of your face. It will often provide our dentist with an insider’s view of your jaw alignment and sinus regions as well. These X-rays can reveal bone damage, deterioration and even signs of ongoing infection that could be significantly affecting more than just your oral health.
You probably remember getting one or more of your wisdom teeth extracted back when you were in high school. Of course, if you did not get all of them extracted, it is possible that you have a tooth that has become impacted. This tooth could be causing problems with your other teeth as well, forcing one or more teeth out of alignment. A simple X-ray will help our dentist to identify how serious this problem is and if it is time to refer you to an oral surgeon to deal with the problem. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to remove an impacted tooth before the root system has time to more deeply entrench itself.
These are just a few of the reasons to get a dental X-ray. You’ll learn more when you visit Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry, with offices in Winter Haven and Champions Gate. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!