Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX is pleased to offer our patients access to the latest technology available in the field of dentistry. Our register of high-end medical devices serves to make the detection and diagnosis of a range of dental concerns much easier and time-effective. Using digital x-rays during a yearly dental examination provides our team with a comprehensive image of your mouth. With these low-radiation x-rays, we are able to observe abnormalities such as tooth decay, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, impacted teeth, and more. When these oral conditions are identified early on, we are able to offer our patients treatment solutions that are less intense or invasive. To stay on top of your oral health, or to learn more about how receiving periodic digital x-rays can improve your dental wellness, contact our Pearland, TX office and schedule your visit at Made Ya Smile.
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Every man, woman, teen, or child receiving a thorough dental examination could benefit from receiving a digital scan of their teeth using digital x-rays. This low-radiation equipment is typically used on patients once a year to help with the assessment and detection of a range of underlying dental concerns. Additionally, we may only use x-rays to examine a certain area of your mouth if you are experiencing discomfort or other issues. Our skilled team of dental assistants and hygienists take special care when using this technology to ensure that your experience is a safe one. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please inform our staff so we can take the needed steps to ensure your safety.
What to Expect
Generally, we will take any x-rays at the beginning of your yearly dental examination. Digital x-rays are often quicker and more efficient than traditional film x-rays because the image of your mouth will be visible on our monitors within 10 minutes or less. This will give our dentist the opportunity to view your scans and note any issues that may exist during your appointment. To perform the low-radiation x-ray, a small sensor will be placed around your teeth and at different angles for a comprehensive view. This image will then appear immediately onto our computer, and a patient record will be created of the results so we can continue to monitor your oral health and progress over the years.
If any issues are detected with the x-rays, a personalized treatment plan will be developed for you at our Pearland, TX office so we can work to restore your oral health. Whether anything of note is discovered or not, you should continue to maintain a consistent at-home dental routine that includes brushing and flossing. You should also attend your biannual cleanings and yearly dental examinations at Made Ya Smile to keep your dental wellness in check. Once every 3 – 5 years, we will take a full series of x-rays (also known as a panoramic x-ray) of your mouth for a comprehensive viewing. In between these years, we will use bitewing x-rays to assess your bone level and look for any signs of tooth decay.
Depending on the x-rays you receive during your annual dental examination, the costs may be covered by insurance. Typically, bitewing x-rays are covered once a year, while panoramic or full-series x-rays are covered once every 3 – 5 years. If you don't carry insurance, or if your insurance doesn't cover the full amount of your visit, you will be made aware of your costs prior to your appointment. Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX accepts a range of payments, including medical financing through CareCredit® and our own in-house program.
For high-quality oral imaging
Digital x-rays are an important part of one's yearly dental examination because they can allow your dentist to view things that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as hidden tooth decay, abscesses, or cysts. To stay ahead of the curve, make sure you schedule your or your family members' comprehensive dental examinations once yearly at our Pearland, TX office. Made Ya Smile looks forward to keeping your oral health in check with our advanced register of technology.