Dental x-rays are important. They provide Dr. Block and her staff with a close up view of the structure of your mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Part of good preventative and acute care is having a thorough exam that includes checking your tooth and gum structure, the roots of your teeth, the bottom portion of the teeth below the gum line, as well as your bite.
Dr. Block may ask for dental x-rays prior to conducting an oral exam, as well as after certain dental procedures. The reason for a dental x-ray, for example, would be to determine if a tooth is continuing to decay under a filling. The decay would not be visible, as it would be hidden by the filling. Only a dental x-ray could detect the problem.
Whatever the situation, dental x-rays are necessary to pinpoint the problem and allows Dr. Block to devise a treatment plan that is best for you.
Safer and Better Imaging
Digital x-rays provide more accurate images that allow us to provide better dental care. Digital imaging means our office can use the advanced options designed to pick up details that non-digital x-rays cannot.
More importantly, digital x-rays are done quickly and efficiently and expose you to less radiation than conventional dental x-rays. Quality is increased, as digital x-rays provide clearer imagery. As with any digital photograph, digital x-ray technology allows images to be enhanced for greater detailing.
About Dr. Nancy Block
Dr. Block treats patients in the Chicago Metro area including the neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, The Loop, Magnificent Mile, Old Town, River North, Streeterville, The West Loop and the Gold Coast.