Harold Krinsky, DDS

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Dental X-Rays

Without dental radiographs (x-rays), vital information would be missed during your regular dental exams. These diagnostic tools are used by dentists and dental hygienists to detect irregularities and complete an personalized treatment plan.

Your dental x-ray may show:

  • Bone loss.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Issues inside a tooth or below the gum line.
  • Developmental irregularities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.

You can save time, money and unnecessary pain by detecting these problems early on. Early detection saves teeth!

Are dental x-rays safe?

The safety of our patients is our top priority. In our environment, we are all exposed to some degree of radiation. Dr. Krinsky’s office uses digital x-rays, which produce a much lower (80-90%) rate of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays. Digital x-rays are also quicker and more comfortable to use, and they’re better for the health and safety of our patients. They’re “green”, too – traditional x-rays require chemicals to develop, resulting in the disposal harmful waste into the environment.
Even though digital x-rays are considered very safe and produce low levels of radiation, dentists still take precautions to protect patients – such as protective apron shields and only taking x-rays when necessary.

How often do I need a dental x-ray?

Dental x-rays are taken based on information we have collected about your personal dental needs. A review of your medical and dental records, your age, your dental exam results and risk of disease are a few of the factors that are considered.
We recommend a series of full mouth x-rays for all new patients. A full series is usually relevant for three to five years. At recall or check-up visits, we may take “bite wing” x-rays (the top and bottom teeth coming together in a bite). These are recommended once or twice a year to detect and prevent new dental issues.

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