Learn about the benefits of dental X-rays in Middletown, IN
Like many problems, cavities start small and get bigger with time. However, the sooner you get treatment for tooth decay, the more you can conserve your teeth and prevent the need for restorations like dental crowns or more invasive measures such as tooth extraction. Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN, uses digital dental X-rays that use significantly less radiation and can provide a high definition picture to detect dental caries in their earliest stages, as well as other issues with your oral health.
Routine dental checkups
Dr. Titus recommends digital X-rays during routine checkups. Digital X-rays provide high-quality images in a fraction of the time as traditional X-rays, and he can use them to monitor your mouth for health issues such as cavities, cysts, bone loss, tumors, and more.
Digital X-rays use a much smaller sensor in your mouth to enhance patient comfort, and Dr. Titus can use the images to show you oral health problems and educate you on the best way to prevent future issues. When he does find a problem, he can come up with the most conservative treatment plan to preserve your teeth and restore your oral health.
Planning advanced care
If you have pain or sensitivity in your teeth, you need to see the dentist right away. Digital X-rays can help Dr. Titus plan advanced procedures such as dental implants or complicated extractions. The detailed images can also be used to monitor treatment for periodontal disease and plan orthodontic treatments to correct dental crowding and malocclusion. Because they offer up to 90% less radiation than a traditional X-ray, patients are at reduced risk when they need a series of X-rays to monitor their health.
Dental X-rays are a crucial component of preventative care, and the higher quality they are, the more valuable information they can provide your dentist. Routine checkups with dental X-rays can save you time and money on dental care by detecting problems at their earliest stages. Contact our office in Middletown, IN, today at (765) 358-5868 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Titus.