Dr. K. Randy Martin strives to provide our patients with careful, attentive dentistry in Carlisle, PA. With our detailed X-rays and imaging systems, our dentists can better diagnose and treat dental issues and oral symptoms. Learn more about how Smile Rite II uses our digital X-rays in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to help you by calling 717-960-9969.
X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic tools, but can also be preventive by helping our dentist to diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. An X-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense tissue. Teeth and bone are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through gums and cheeks, creating an accurate image that our dentist can work from.
X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral. Intraoral X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth.
These X-rays allows the dentist to:
Look at the tooth roots.
Check the health of the bony area around the tooth.
Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue.
See the status of developing teeth.
Monitor good tooth health through prevention.
Dr. K. Randy Martin uses our dental X-rays in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to provide you with better, more attentive treatment. Receive this dental treatment at Smile Rite II and call 717-960-9969 for your dental appointment today!