Digital x-rays are used to help us diagnose dental issues that aren't noticeable during a visual examination. X-rays allow us to make accurate and precise diagnostics.
- Tooth decay, especially decay that's not immediately visible—under a filling or in the spaces between teeth
- Gum disease and bone loss
- Abnormalities in a root canal
While your dentist may be able to catch oral problems with a regular dental examination, x-rays can detect small issues before they become big. Dr. Cole Smith can also use x-rays to help place dental implants and other dental prosthetics.