At Bilski Dental, we
understand that your oral health is more than just a surface-level concern.
To provide you with the best care possible, we often utilize advanced
diagnostic tools like X-rays to to gain a deeper understanding of your oral

Here’s a breakdown of
what we’re on the lookout for:

  • Cavities and Tooth
    Decay: One of the most common issues we identify is cavities or tooth decay.
    X-rays help us pinpoint these trouble spots
  • Root Health: We
    assess the health of tooth roots, checking for formation, infections, and any
    irregularities such as crossing over other
  • Bone Loss: X-rays
    help us detect bone loss around your teeth, a critical factor in assessing
    overall dental health.
  • Alignment and
    Abnormalities: We look for tooth misalignments, cysts, tumors, abscesses, and
    changes in root canals, all of which could impact your dental
  • Jaw and TMJ: We
    evaluate your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to identify any issues that could
    cause headaches, migraines, or jaw discomfort.
  • Sinus Conditions: In
    some cases, roots may extend into the sinuses, and X-rays help us assess if
    there are infections or concerns in this area.
  • Dental Implant
    Placement: If you have dental implants or are considering them, X-rays help
    us ensure they are correctly positioned and away from the
  • Development and
    Pathologies: For growing children and adults alike, X-rays reveal dental
    development issues and potential pathologies like osteomyelitis or
  • Fractures and Trauma:
    In cases of injury or trauma, X-rays help us identify fractures in the jaws,
    teeth, and any nerve disturbances.
  • Abnormal Tooth
    Counts: We use X-rays to detect any unusual tooth counts, which can indicate
    conditions where individuals have more teeth than

The frequency of X-rays varies
from patient to patient. For children, especially if they have cavities, we
may take X-rays every six months. However, for adults, it might be less
frequent, typically once a year. In certain situations, we recommend a Cone
Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan for a more detailed, 360-degree view.

At Bilski Dental, we
prioritize your oral health, and our X-ray process is just one of the ways we
ensure you receive the best care possible. Whether it’s identifying
issues or confirming a healthy smile, X-rays are an invaluable tool in our
dental arsenal.

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