Dental X-rays are useful for dentists to diagnose tooth and gum diseases. It is a simple oral exam that helps dentists find dental problems early in their development stage and this can potentially save people a lot of money and discomfort.
In adults, dental X-rays can be used for different purposes, such as:-
The frequency of dental X-rays depends not only on your current physical health but also on your medical and dental history. While some people may need X-rays as often as once in every 6 months, others who have no history of dental problems and who visit their dentist frequently may need an X-ray only once every couple of years. If you are a new patient at a dentist’s clinic, you might need an X-ray for him/her to establish that your dental health is pristine. Also, the first X-ray with a new dentist will help him/her with a baseline record from which he/she can compared future changes.
Here is a quick guide through who really needs frequent X-rays.
Therefore, whether you need an X-ray really depends on your health and history of diseases. Do not be duped into getting an X-ray for absolutely no classic reason.
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