Dental X-rays

What are Dental X-rays?

Dental x-rays are crucial to providing you with the best treatment and care possible. These detailed radiographic images give us a view of what’s going on underneath the teeth and gums. X-rays are needed before surgical procedures, prior to root canals and when you’re simply coming in for a checkup visit. The technology we use in our office is safe and reliable for the whole family.

Why might Dental X-rays be needed?

Dental x-rays might be necessary because you’re undergoing an oral surgery or are having a root canal performed. If you’re coming into our office with an emergency, we’re likely to take x-rays to help identify the problem. For new patients, it’s expected to have a full set of dental x-rays taken. Most of your appointments will involve x-rays when coming into our practice.

What Are Dental X Rays
Why Might Dental X Rays Be Needed

Who is a candidate for Dental X-rays?

We use the latest technology available to us when it comes to dental x-rays. You can feel confident in knowing that these x-rays are an important and reliable part of your dental care. Children of all ages can even benefit from having x-rays taken. These images allow us to see the growth and development of underlying permanent teeth of our pediatric patients.

What happens during the Dental X-ray process?

We will first place a lead vest over your body. This will help to keep you completely protected when the radiation is in use. A small device is then used to place inside the mouth. The larger machine is aimed at the device and the x-ray is taken. This simple process is repeated until all of the x-rays that are needed have been taken. We will review the x-rays to determine if there are any underlying conditions or problems. You can request a copy of your dental x-rays at any time by speaking with one of our office staff members in the office.

If you’d like to come into our office for new dental x-rays, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice

Recently, the Utah Dept of Health rescinded the order to only provide urgent care. As we begin to allow for more elective procedures, we will proceed thoughtfully and continue to use social distancing measures, utilize patient screening, and continue to use appropriate PPE equipment. Please call our office to make an appointment to be seen by Dr. Hansen. 801-251-7167. Thank you and stay safe!