Dental X-Rays in Sevierville, Tennessee

Dental X-rays in Sevierville TNAt Dr. David Trotter’s Dental Practice we offer X-rays in Sevierville, Tennessee. X-rays are a normal part of dentistry. They are used in both prevention and treatment of almost any dental condition. To dentists, they are an invaluable diagnostic tool. However, many patients do not really understand just what exactly a dentist can see with an X-ray. That’s why we’ve taken the time to outline exactly what your dentist will be able to spot with those X-rays.

Six Reasons You Need A Dental X-Ray

 1. Decay

Decay is the most prevalent disease in the United States. That’s why it is important to spot it. It’s easy to miss decay with the human eye. Sometimes, there aren’t even symptoms of decay, such as pain, and this can be dangerous. X-rays allow your dentist to quickly and easily spot and treat decay before it causes enough damage to result in tooth extraction.

2. Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent teeth to come in. Sometimes, there is room in a person’s mouth for them. Other times, there is not enough room and they become impacted. This means the wisdom teeth don’t come in or they only partly erupt. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause decay, misalignment, tumors and a host of other dental problems. When looking at your X-ray, your dentist can detect whether wisdom teeth will need to be removed in order to prevent further complications.

3. Cysts

Cysts are small sacs of tissue filled with liquid. They can form at the root of dead teeth (due to infection) or near teeth that are still under the gum surface. If undetected, cysts can cause infection, weaken the jaw or damage neighboring teeth. With X-rays, dentists can detect and remove a cyst.

4. Abscesses

An abscessed tooth is a tooth that is infected so badly that a pocket of pus has formed at the root. An abscessed tooth is painful and usually either needs root canal therapy or extraction. With a dental X-ray your dentist can spot an abscessed tooth and decide what treatment would best work for your case.

5. Bone loss

Bone loss can occur in the mouth. The bone in the jaw can be lost for several reasons including infection, periodontal disease or missing teeth. When the dentist spots this, they can provide treatment to stop further bone loss and stimulate bone growth to save your jaw.

6. Calculus

Calculus is simply hardened plaque. This causes cavities. Not all calculus is visible so when a dentist uses an X-ray he can spot areas of calculus that may not be seen by the human eye. Then he can remove the calculus to prevent cavities.

Dental X-Rays at Dr. David Trotter’s Dental Practice

At Dr. David Trotter’s dental practice we offer X-rays in Sevierville, Tennessee. We use these X-rays to provide the best dental care possible. X-rays help us to spot diseases and conditions and then allows us treat them quickly. Our X-rays are safe and reliable. We always take every precaution when using them and will never ask you to undergo unnecessary radiation. For more information on dental X-rays in Sevierville, TN, visit us or call us today at (865) 453-2890(865) 453-2890Make an appointment online.

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