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What are Dental X-rays?

A dental x-ray is a diagnostic tool that helps us to see below the surface of your teeth and gums. X-ray technology in the dental office uses a small amount of radiation to help create these high-definition images. The x-ray itself allows us to find hard-to-spot decay, abscesses, infections, breaks, cracks and other issues that would otherwise go unnoticed with a regular examination. X-rays are a critical part of both your preventative and corrective care in our office.

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What happens during the Dental X-ray process?

The dental x-ray process is quick, easy and incredibly beneficial to your oral health. We begin by seating you comfortably in one of our examination rooms. A lead vest is draped over your body to protect you from the radiation being used. A tiny device is placed strategically inside of the mouth and the x-ray machine is aimed at this device.

The image is taken and the process is repeated for any other teeth inside of the mouth. You can expect to have x-rays taken at the vast majority of your appointments. If you would like to come into the office for new dental x-rays, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members.

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Why are Dental X-rays needed?

There are many reasons why you may need to have x-rays taken. It is important to remember that we use the very latest technology available in dental x-ray processing, so they are safe and effective for all patients. Some reasons you’d need x-rays include:

  • Checkup appointments
  • Prior to oral surgery
  • During emergency appointments
  • Before or during a root canal
  • Prior to orthodontic treatment

Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?

Most patients are good candidates for dental x-rays because of the safe technology used to take these images. In fact, we recommend having a full set of x-rays taken every few years or if you’re a new patient who does not have their old x-rays. These images give us a clear view of what’s happening just below the surface. This helps us to provide you and your loved ones with more optimized care.

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Our Orchard Dentistry + Orthodontics plan (ODO Plan) is offered to our uninsured patients, providing them with the best discount advantages. It is not insurance. It simply provides discounted fees for dental services for non-insured patients.


  • Low Cost
  • NO Deductibles,
  • NO Annual Maximum,
  • NO Waiting Periods
  • 10% Off All Dental Treatments
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