Part of your cleaning and prevention plan is taking dental X-rays of your teeth. Our dentists and team use the latest dental X-ray technology known as digital imaging in St. Paul, Minnesota. This technology uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth.
The process of taking digital X-rays is faster and more comfortable than the process of taking X-ray film, and it reduces radiation exposure by significant amounts. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, our dentists and hygienist will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems at a faster and more efficient rate. The images can be used if we need to consult with another office or if your insurance company needs them in order to meet your dental claim.
It is important to have dental X-rays taken of your teeth to prevent discomfort, pain, and permanent damage to your mouth. Even though digital imaging is significantly safer than traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation. Drs. Opack and Stanton make use of the latest dental technology including digital X-rays to make your visit easier and more convenient. You can see for yourself how we can improve your smile and your dental experience when you contact St. Paul Family Dentistry at 651-488-5522 today to plan your visit.
How do I know I need an X-ray?
The frequency and need for X-rays are based on: medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. Although a full X-ray of your top and bottom teeth are taken once or twice a year, new X-rays may be needed if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment with our dentists promptly.