Essential for treatment
X-rays are essential to correct diagnosing of cavities, and bone loss, and gum health in a patient. We start out every new patient appointment with a full X-ray work up. One around the whole head, and then, also, a series of small close-up very, very clear X-rays of the teeth to check for those cavities. Without the X-rays, you’re only seeing half the story of a patient’s health in their mouth. So, we cannot correctly diagnose or treat without the radiographs.
At Kirchner General, we also have a 3-D X-ray, which helps us to visualize bone density, height, width, and the area front to back so that we can place implants. It also evaluates the density of the bone. It also can image the patient’s airway to see if they are suffering from a breathing issue while they’re sleeping.