Dental X-rays Can Save Your Smile

Detecting a dental problem in the early stages can make a world of difference for you and your smile. When problems are found early, the treatment is typically less invasive and more effective. This saves time and money and reduces your risk of small issues turning into big ones.

You are being proactive about your oral health when you get X-rays, also known as radiographs. Cavities may grow large before you see them in the mirror, particularly if they develop between teeth or behind an old filling. Decay stands out on an X-ray, however, which is why we know that treatment is needed before your cavity is visible. That early detection can be the difference between needing a filling or needing an emergency root canal treatment.

While X-rays are great for finding tooth decay and gum disease, they are even more important when it comes to oral cancer. The survival rate is 80 to 90 percent when this disease is found early. It drops to about 57 percent when this kind of cancer is detected in the latter stages of the disease.

We would be happy if no one developed tooth decay, periodontal disease, or oral cancer, yet these things can and do happen often. We emphasize preventive care in our family dentistry. Taking care of a problem before it gets out of hand is better for you and your loved ones.

Digital X-rays should be part of your routine dental checkups. To request your dental X-rays in Jeffersonville, IN, call Kirchner Dental at 812-913-6093 or make an appointment online.