A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

Wildwoods cosmetic dental and tooth implants

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, providing first rate dental care is much easier when we have thorough information about our patients’ dental health.

Pictures are more accurate than written notes. Since they show what’s going on below the surface, they’re worth even more than a thousand words. Along with a thorough visual oral exam, most dentists want complete and up-to-date X-rays.

There are several types of x-rays:

  • Bite-Wing x-rays give us a picture of the upper and lower back teeth. We can see how they touch each other and see if there is any decay.
  • Panoramic x-rays give us the big picture: a view of the teeth, jaws and jaw joints, nasal area, and even the sinuses. These are especially useful if we think the patient may need orthodontics or a dental implant.
  • Occlusal x-rays show us the floor of the mouth, and the bite of the upper or lower jaw. They’re good for showing the development of children’s teeth, both the baby and permanent teeth.

How often we take X-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your dental health. Because children are growing and experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need X-rays more frequently.

Should you worry about X-rays? They use radiation, but are designed to minimize patient exposure. Patients only get negligible amounts, making them safe. The latest generations of x-rays reduce radiation even more. Still, we take the added safety measure of covering the patient with a heavy leaded apron and collar.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we are committed to providing the best possible dental care. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

ArticleID 6586

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

At Town Dental Group You

The word “laser” may put science fiction weapons in mind, but Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, it’s one of the advanced forms of dental technology we use every day.

Laser Dentistry

In this blog post we’re going to discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, but laser dentistry provides a fantastic alternative to drills. Many procedures performed with lasers don’t require patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Less Stress

Many patients become apprehensive while waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. Our patients also welcome going home without a numb mouth or drool dripping down their chin.

Lasers have actually been used in dentistry for many years. It used to be they were only used on soft tissue, but today laser technology can also be used on teeth and bone. They’re perfect for minimally invasive procedures.

Lasers aren’t likely to replace a high-speed hand piece, at least not anytime soon. But they’re a great tool, and are part of the advanced technology at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

ArticleID 4274