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Dr. James Thomason and our team at North Fork Dental Care in Rexburg, Idaho, are here to help you with all of your oral care needs. Because of modern dental technology, we can take radiographs, or as they are more commonly known, dental X-rays, to give us the ability to see what is happening in your mouth. The goal is to discover problems before they become serious and the treatment options are least invasive.

We take dental X-rays for the following reasons:

  • To check for decay between your pearly whites.
  • To check for bone loss due to periodontal disease.
  • To check for decay beneath your tooth fillings.
  • To see if there is an infection at the tip of the tooth root near the bone.
  • To see the full picture of your mouth before performing a dental treatment.

Intraoral X-rays include bite-wing, periapical, and occlusal X-rays. Bite-wing X-rays reveal the tooth from the crown to the level of the bone. Periapical X-rays show the entire tooth, from the crown to the end of the root area where your teeth sit in the jaw. Occlusal X-rays show the full tooth development and where it sits, so the entire arch of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw are visible.

As you can see, using X-rays allow us to see what exactly is happening inside your mouth so that we can provide the best treatment for your needs. If you have any questions or want to schedule a visit, please call us today at 208-356-3012. Dr. James Thomason and our team at North Fork Dental Care in Rexburg, Idaho wish you a happy holiday season!