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About Digital X-Rays in New Orleans, LA

MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA is a modern dental practice that invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology available to the dental industry today. Our team utilizes digital dental x-rays, sometimes referred to as digital radiographs, during exams to obtain a clear, concise view of your teeth and jaw. Dental x-rays help our staff of board-certified dentists diagnose problems that are invisible to the naked eye so they can better understand your oral health needs. Several dental conditions can be discovered with digital x-rays, such as cysts, cavities (tooth decay), atrophy in the jawbone, abscesses, and abnormal tooth eruption. When a condition is found early, you typically have more options for care and treatments may be less invasive in nature. For more about digital dental x-rays at MINT dentistry, please contact our team today.

When Are Digital Dental X-rays Taken?

Dental x-rays are typically taken during routine dental exam visits to screen for oral problems. We may also take digital x-rays during emergency visits, or when you're in pain or having dental issues of any kind so we can provide a proper diagnosis and determine a treatment plan. Digital x-rays emit less radiation than traditional x-rays, but we still prefer to minimize your exposure. While digital radiographs are typically safe for most patients, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should inform our MINT dentistry team before having x-rays so that extra precautions can be taken.

How Are Digital X-Rays Taken?

When you arrive at MINT dentistry for your visit, we'll get you situated in one of our plush treatment chairs. After you decide whether to watch a show or listen to music on a pair of Beats headphones, our team will begin your dental x-rays. Our dentists will determine the type of x-rays you need. Occasionally, a whole mouth series may be taken to give us a comprehensive view of your teeth and jawbone. Often completed at the beginning of your dental visit, digital x-rays usually take less than ten minutes to complete and will show images of your teeth and the surrounding bone. As soon as the x-rays are taken, they are transferred immediately to our computer system so you and your MINT dentist can view the images during your appointment.

What Can I Expect After Digital X-Rays Are Taken?

Should your dental x-rays reveal any abnormalities, our team will point out the issue and discuss your possible treatment options. All of your x-rays will be safely attached to your patient record at MINT dentistry so we can monitor subtle changes and identify any areas of concern. The majority of the time, no aftercare is needed following dental x-rays except whatever instructions are provided by your MINT dentist. Follow-up appointments may be needed if a dental procedure is required. Our team always encourages great oral care at home, as well as scheduling routine cleanings and exams at our practice in New Orleans, LA to keep your teeth bright and healthy.

The MINT Commitment

Digital dental x-rays are often covered by dental insurance when taken as part of a dental exam. We'll speak to your provider to figure out if you'll have any personal costs. If you're paying out of pocket, MINT dentistry accepts a variety of convenient payment methods, including medical financing. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you have a thorough dental examination at our facility. Using state-of-the-art tools, like digital dental x-rays, help our team of dental professionals properly care for you and your family.

Clear, Concise Diagnosis

The key to keeping your smile healthy and sexy is regular preventive dental care and early intervention when needed. At MINT dentistry, we're pleased to offer digital dental x-rays to New Orleans, LA patients and utilize this advanced technique to help us find and treat dental conditions early. An important part of a dental exam, dental x-rays provide our MINT dental professionals with a more detailed view of your oral health. For comprehensive care with digital x-ray technology, please schedule your next exam at MINT dentistry.

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