What is a dental X-ray?

A dental X-ray is an important diagnostic tool. Dental X-rays are images take of your teeth, gums, and jaws that allow us to properly diagnose and detect certain conditions. When we take a dental X-ray, we can see things that are normally hidden from view. Dr. Dennis Sacry, our expert dentist, may use dental X-rays to detect the following dental flaws:

  • Cavities
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss or bone fractures
  • Abnormal tooth growth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Bite irregularities
  • TMJ disorders

Taking dental X-rays in Whitehall, Montana is quick, easy, and painless. We will take a full series of dental X-rays during your first appointment at our office as part of your permanent dental record. This will be a key first step in planning any necessary treatments. We will walk you through every step of the process and help you understand why we want to provide certain treatments. Later on, our dental team may suggest that you have more dental X-rays taken during subsequent appointments to ensure your smile is functioning properly. If you are due for a visit to our office, or if you would like to learn more about starting your journey to better oral health, please contact us today.