Dental X-Rays

What are Dental X-Rays?

X-rays are images that we use to see underneath the surface of your teeth and gums to identify a multitude of problems. You can expect to have x-rays taken at most of your appointments. The amount of radiation used to create these images is very small, so they’re safe for patients of all ages. You may need x-rays taken before certain procedures or to monitor development and growth.

Why are Dental X-Rays needed?

You may need to have dental x-rays taken at your checkups, or before surgical procedures or other treatments. The process of taking x-rays is incredibly easy, and allows the doctor to get a better look at your teeth, catching problems before they can get worse. They are safe for both pediatric and adult patients, and are taken during check ups and on an as-needed basis.

What Are Dental X Rays
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Why Are Dental X Rays Needed

When would you need Dental X-Rays taken?

There are several different reasons why you may need to have x-rays taken. When they are recommended, it is because the x-ray will be beneficial to your oral health, or are necessary for a treatment you are receiving. Some of the reasons you’ll need x-rays include:

  • Bi-annual dental appointments
  • Prior to oral surgery
  • To diagnose and detect bone loss
  • When coming in for an emergency
  • To monitor growth and development of teeth
  • To find impacted teeth

What can you expect with Dental X-Rays?

We begin by draping a lead apron or vest over your body. This is used to protect you from radiation in the room. We then place a small device in the mouth against several of your teeth. The x-ray machine is aimed at this device, and the x-ray is taken. The device is then moved to another area of the mouth and the process repeated. It is important that you have x-rays taken regularly so that we can monitor your mouth for changes, and find problems before they are able to get worse. The process is quick and easy, and the amount of radiation used is entirely safe.

If you need new dental x-rays and want to come in for an appointment, call our office and we’ll be able to answer your questions.

When Would You Need Dental X Rays Taken


Our dear patients,

We hope that this message reaches you well and in good spirits during this trying time. As this global pandemic continues to run its course, we sincerely hope that you are doing your best to take care of yourself physically and mentally. While we are unable to operate business as usual, we are still here for you in cases of emergency. If you find that you are experiencing dental pain, tooth fracture, uncontrolled oral bleeding, and/or extreme sensitivity, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 404-549-2650. We are available for virtual consults or will get you scheduled to come into the office.

Unfortunately, we will be operating in this limited fashion for an uncertain amount of time and will be sure to notify you once it is safe to continue non-emergency treatment. Here, at Brookhaven Dental Group, we have always practiced CDC and OSHA standards of infection and will continue to operate only under their direction.

In the spirit of a line from a poem that China sent to Italy, “We are all waves from the same sea.” Meaning that no matter where you are or how this pandemic may be affecting you, we’re all in it together. The ebb and flow of life right now is not what we’re used to but staying in place is necessary to get us to our new normal quicker.

Thank you to each one of you for being such a vital part of the reason why BDG just celebrated 2 years of being in practice. We’re here when you need us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Be well,
Dr. Brown

Brookhaven Dental Group
(O): 404-549-2650