Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that provides valuable information about the teeth and surrounding structures that may not be visibly apparent during a regular oral exam. The call for dental x-rays will depend on the patient’s specific dental health needs. Note: Dental x-rays are safe and painless. At Premier Dental Care in Oak Hill, however, it is our practice to take all necessary precautions to limit patient exposure to any levels of radiation.

X-rays are a practice standard in the dental care industry that rely on x-ray film to capture images. These dental x-ray images help Dr. Bakhtyari and our dental hygienists detect and identify problem areas.

The continued use of dental x-ray images in your regular office visits may help to reveal a number of problem conditions before they worsen. Dental x-rays are indispensible in the early detection of decay between the teeth, abscesses or cysts, bone loss in the jaw, sub-optimal tooth and root positions, cancerous tumors, developmental abnormalities in the teeth, and other problems inside the teeth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems with dental x-ray technology saves our patients time, money, and unnecessary discomfort.  Dr. Bakhtyari recommends a full mouth series of x-rays for all new patients at Premier Dental Care. These initial x-rays should last for three to five years. Some additional x-rays (such as bite-wing x-rays) are recommended more frequently to identify any new dental problems.