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Why X-rays are important?


Radiographs, commonly known as X-rays, are an important tool to help your doctor properly diagnose your oral health needs. Dental x-rays are a safe way to diagnose disease and injury of the teeth and gums as well as help in treatment planning.


X-rays allow doctors to:

  • find cavities

  • look at the tooth roots

  • check the health of the bony area around the tooth

  • determine if there is periodontal disease

  • monitor good tooth health through prevention

X-rays help with early detection and treatment of disease to ensure a healthy mouth over a lifetime. Radiographs are an important diagnostic tool for your doctor. Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time and money and prevent pain.


If you are a new patient at Dental Wellness of Charlotte, Dr. Shirman will recommend taking a full series of x- rays to assess your current oral health and use a baseline going forward. Dental Wellness of Charlotte is conveniently located in South Charlotte, Rea Farms, Waverly area.



Fun Fact

Did you know that cell phones, fluorescent lamps, microwaves and computers all emit more radiation than dental x-rays?


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