WHY DIGITAL X-RAYS?
Digital x-rays are done as part of a dental examination to provide a more thorough view of your mouth. X-rays make it easier for dentist Dr. Asher Henegar to diagnose problems that aren’t visible by the naked eye. It also helps our whole team to understand more about your oral health by showing the inside of your mouth, including the teeth, gums, and jaw. There are numerous oral health problems that may be diagnosed based on the digital images our digital x-rays provide, such as cavities, decay, abscesses, cysts, tooth impactions, and bone loss. If these issues are found in the early stages, you can be treated more efficiently and have more treatment options. During your annual exam at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. in Colorado Springs, CO, digital x-rays will help Dr. Henegar diagnose and correct oral health issues.
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DIGITAL X-RAYS
For most patients, x-rays are a part of an annual dental examination. Digital x-rays may also be performed if you are concerned about a specific problem. Though digital x-rays use significantly less radiation compared to film x-rays, R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. likes to minimize each patient’s exposure. Additionally, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should tell Dr. Henegar at the beginning of their appointment so that extra precautions may be taken. Often performed at the beginning of your dental exam, digital x-rays take around 5 – 10 minutes to do. Most patients will get a set of x-rays to include teeth, gums, and jaw. After they are taken, they are uploaded to be viewed by you and Dr. Henegar during your appointment. He will be able to show you if there are any issues and discuss possible treatments. Your digital x-rays will be saved with your oral health file so Dr. Henegar can watch for changes over time and address any areas of concern.
Plan your Procedure
$ Average Cost $50 – $300
How Long It Takes 30 Minutes – 1 Hour
DIAGNOSE DEVELOPING ORAL HEALTH ISSUES WITH DIGITAL X-RAYS
Digital imaging is a great technology that R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. utilizes to help diagnose developing oral health problems. As a part of a regular dental exam, digital x-rays are able to give Dr. Asher Henegar and his team a better understanding of your mouth and allow him to catch any hidden issues to be addressed before becoming painful. This technology is typically covered under insurance; however, we will connect with your insurance company to verify. For improved dental health, contact our team in Colorado Springs, CO to make an appointment for your next dental exam with x-rays.
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