Part of your cleaning and prevention plan at Evans Street Dental Center is taking X-rays of your teeth. We use the latest X-ray technology known as digital X-Rays to capture and store digital images of your teeth.
The process of taking digital radiography is quicker and more comfortable than the process of taking X-ray film, and reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, our dentist, Dr. Natalya Ramsay, and staff will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems at a faster and more efficient rate.
It is important to have X-rays taken of your teeth to prevent discomfort, pain, and permanent damage to your mouth. Even though digital radiography is significantly safer than traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us.
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 dentist promptly.
Dental X-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Call our office at 503-472-1402 to learn more about our digital X-rays in McMinnville, Oregon.