X-rays are an important tool for a dentist and orthodontist during a visit to RGV Smiles. Your X-ray reveals the condition of your teeth, roots, jaw and overall facial bone composition. It can also show our McAllen dentists the advanced nature of periodontal disease, tumors and abscesses.
At RGV Smiles we use three different types of X-rays:
- Bitewings: These are the most common kind of x-ray used to find cavities and decay.
- Periapcial X-rays: This type of x-ray takes a broad picture of an entire tooth structure and used to find tooth problems such as impacted teeth, bone loss and abscesses.
- Panoramic X-rays: These X-rays are designed to take an image of an entire mouth to find tumors, cysts and wisdom teeth.
As a patient at RGV Smiles there is no need to be concerned about the health effects of dental X-rays. Our dentists and orthodontists take safety precautions by using high-speed film to minimize exposure time and lead aprons to prevent exposure to other parts of the body. At RGV Smiles, exposure to X-ray radiation is brief and minimal.
To schedule an appointment for you or your child and to receive high quality treatment contact RGV Smiles at 956-283-7919.