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Getting an X-ray of your teeth may not always be terribly comfortable. For one thing, you have to bite on those weird plastic things and then hold really still. Otherwise, you have to get the pictures taken again. And no one wants that.

Discomfort aside, dental X-rays are an important part of the checkup process. Why? What is it that dental X-rays accomplish? Well, we plan on tackling that question today in this blog post.

Cavity detection
One of the main things that dental X-rays accomplish during your routine visits is detecting cavities early on. Dental X-rays produce high-quality and detailed images of your teeth, which allows Dr. Manieka L. Green to easily and quickly identify any problem areas in your mouth, even before they become visible to the naked eye. By locating these problem areas early on, our team can provide the treatment you need to avoid more complicated and uncomfortable issues later down the road.

Infection detection
Because dental X-rays can see through your teeth and gum tissue, our dentist can easily see your dental roots and any issues that may be lurking beneath the gum surface. Some of the most common issues with dental roots is the development of an infection. With early detection comes early treatment, which can help you avoid a lot of discomfort and a possible extraction.

If these reasons aren’t enough to convince you that dental X-rays are beneficial to keeping your smile healthy, we invite you to contact Oasis Family Dentistry at 480-926-4498 and talk with our team. We would be happy to discuss the reasons why we use dental X-rays in Gilbert, Arizona, and the benefits that this piece of technology can add to your dental treatments.