Willoughby Hills area patients ask about the importance of dental x-rays
At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, Dr. Michael Stern and his team welcome men and women to the practice for a wide range of dental care solutions. While many patients think of going to the dentist to address a cavity or deal with a toothache, proactive dental care also plays a big part in oral health and wellness. It is important that patients have preventative care performed regularly to ensure their smiles are healthy and to maintain that standard throughout their lives. Patients are encouraged to book appointments with their dentist every six months for cleanings and examinations.
As part of many examinations, including the first one with our dental team, we may encourage patients to have a series of dental x-rays done. Dental x-rays can help Dr. Michael Stern see things that he can’t see during a physical examination of the smile. Dental x-rays are done quickly in our practice and they allow the dentist to look for areas of concern that may indicate a problem such as infection or decay. Our office provides digital x-rays for faster results and less radiation exposure.
X-rays may also be taken when patients come in with a complaint of a toothache. An X-ray allows Dr. Michael Stern to look for issues that may be causing the problem such as an infection or diseased dental pulp. In situations such as this, patients may need root canal therapy. In the event there is an area of decay, patients will benefit from having a dental filling placed to stop the problem and seal the tooth so infection cannot occur.
If you live in the area of Willoughby Hills and are interested in finding out more about preventative dental care solutions, contact Dr. Michael Stern and his team today to book a consultation appointment. We encourage our patients to learn more about their dental health. We offer a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that can be used to enhance the appearance of the smile when health is at its optimum level.Back to Preventive Dentistry Home Page