Are you looking for a new dentist in Raleigh, NC? Have you been putting off your dental health and unsure of where to start? Adams and Cheek Dentistry is accepting new patients! We are also offering a free comprehensive exam and free x-rays for those new patients! Let’s take a look at what to expect during your first dental visit with as a new patient.
- X-Rays are taken at your first dental visit in order to diagnose problems that can go unnoticed and cannot be seen clinically. Examples of these problems include damage to the bones, abscesses, and cavities located between the teeth.
- Bitewing radiographs are typically taken once a year and show cavities between the teeth, bone loss, and infections.
- A Panoramic x-ray or “Pan” may also be necessary. A Panoramic x-ray gives a broad overview of the entire mouth. It gives a complete view of your upper and lower jaw in a single picture. The dentist is able to see impacted and/or un-erupted teeth, abscesses at root tips, bone abnormalities, and more.
- Offices now use digital X-Ray machines which emit very little radiation. In fact, digital X-rays have reduced the amount of radiation emitted up to 90%. This means you would receive less radiation than a day spent in the sun or a weekend at home watching TV. For more information on the importance of dental x-rays, click here.