For most of our patients, we recommend annual x-rays. This enables Dr. Stambaugh to see beyond what can be viewed with a visual examination. Problems that might be lurking below the surface, such as decay, bone loss, infection, and other oral abnormalities, will be revealed. The earlier treatment can be given, the better the outcome.
Digital x-rays are safer than their traditional counterparts because they emit less radiation. They are also better for the environment because there are no films or chemicals involved. Digital x-rays can also be quickly emailed to insurance companies or specialists, so there are fewer delays for needed dental treatment.