Benefits of digital x-rays
Are dental x-rays harmful?
First, let’s discuss why x-rays are needed at your dental visit. X-rays are a tool used to help Dr. Michaelson detect disease and damage that is not easily seen during a visual exam. As a new patient to the practice, we will first start with a series of x-rays that is referred to as an FMX (full mouth x-rays). This includes 18 individual pictures, to view between the teeth and roots of the teeth. This series gives us a baseline to identify decay or disease in the bone and teeth. We also use this series to help identify changes that can occur later.