Dental X-Rays Port Coquitlam
Do you need dental x-rays? Typically, dentists take x-rays every two to three years. You may also get x-rays if you’ve recently switched to a new office. Fortunately, they are more often than not covered by insurance. Why? Because x-rays, also known as radiographs, are crucial in helping our dentists and hygienists coordinate a treatment plan that’s right for you.
How Do Dental X-Rays Work?
Getting your teeth x-rayed is a simple and painless process. Our dental hygienist will have you stand in front of our state-of-the-art machine. She will provide you with the necessary protection to ensure your safety. Above all, we want to ensure you feel safe and comfortable. That’s why our technology is designed to do all the work. All you have to do is stand still!
What Do Dental X-Rays Reveal?
X-rays allow our dentists to comprehensively view your jawbone, tooth roots, and even some soft tissue, like tooth pulp. In order words, x-rays gather more information than we can get by looking at your teeth alone. This procedure could reveal:
- Cavities and tooth decay
- Bone density and bone loss
- Problematic restorations (such as a crooked dental implant)
- Abscesses, cysts, or tumours
- Developmental issues
- Cracked or poor tooth root positions
We understand this list may sound daunting, but it’s always better to thoroughly understand your oral health so we can help you repair it. In other words, we’re with you every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental X-Rays
Will I be able to see my dental x-rays?
Yes! Because x-rays can be hard to read, our dentist and dental hygienist will be sure to help you understand your x-ray. In addition, we’ll is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Can you get my dental x-rays from my old dentist?
Yes! We’ll need your former dentist’s contact information. If you received dental x-rays within the past three years, we could use those x-rays, and you don’t have to get new ones. However, most insurance companies cover one dental x-ray annually, so you may want to get them again. After all, having the most up-to-date dental records will help you achieve maximum oral health and your cosmetic goals. Will my insurance cover my treatment?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our services. Please contact your service provider for a more detailed estimate of your coverage. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.
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