Why Dental X-Rays Are an Important Part of Your Long-term Health

Dental X-ray is an incredibly important part of the preventive dentistry that we do at Kirchner Dental. Our Jeffersonville, IN dentist office is here to help patients prevent problems before they begin and to quickly care for problems once they arrive. X-rays help us accomplish this goal.

Many patients ask us if the X-ray is really necessary. After all, you just had images taken a year ago. How much could really change? In reality, quite a lot can change very quickly in your mouth. Our best chance to stay ahead of serious issues is to gather as much information as possible, like X-ray images.

The Role of an X-Ray

During your dental exam, we are able to get a good look at all of the surfaces that show in your mouth, but often problems begin in the areas that we cannot see, like just below the gumline or between teeth. An X-ray image allows us to see that issue and address it quickly. Dental X-rays can see issues such as those listed below.

  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Impacted teeth
  • Cysts/tumors
  • Oral infections

Get the X-Ray to Save Yourself Time, Pain, and Money

While it may not seem like it, a dental X-ray can actually save you a lot of time, pain, and money. We can catch problems in their infancy and take care of them without causing you hassle. However, if a problem is not caught, it will grow into something much more serious.

A cavity will turn into an infected tooth. Gum disease will turn into missing teeth. Tumors will turn into oral cancer. If we can catch the issue early, these very serious health concerns become very unlikely.

At Your Next Dentist Appointment

Be sure to visit Dr. Kirchner soon and have your next dental X-ray taken. He will review the results with you and recommend any necessary treatment. Call us at 812-406-0914 to set up an appointment. We can’t wait to help you have a healthier smile!

Tracy R.

I come in here and I was a nervous wreck. I hadn't been to a dentist in years because of finances and because I was told at 18 years old that my teeth were going to rot from the inside out and there was nothing they could do, so I gave up on my mouth. I was told that and I gave up. I come in and he ...