LOW RADIATION

Dental X-Rays

Grandville MI

HIGH-TECH, DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS

EARLY DETECTION OF PROBLEMS

ESSENTIAL DENTAL PREVENTION

Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) Protect Your Oral Health!

When you visit Klein Dentistry in Grandville MI for radiographs, also known as dental X-rays, you’re taking an important preventative step toward maintaining your oral health and happiness. Our office exclusively uses digital radiography, which uses far less radiation than traditional X-ray film.

We look forward to helping you with all aspects of preventive care – from cleanings and fluoride treatments to X-rays – and are proud to help you build a history of strong dental health that will have you looking good and feeling even better.

Klein Dentistry of Grandville uses Digital Radiography that Exposes You to Far Less Radiation than Traditional X-ray Film

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If you don’t have dental insurance, you may tend to skip regular exams and x-rays because of the cost. But Klein Dentistry can help!

Join our dental care membership club and you’ll get 2 cleanings per year, exams and x-rays at no additional charge. Plus, save 12% on other services.

Great for kids and adults, our club has many perks that will keep your mouth healthier and your smile brighter all year long. You can even join our club if you have periodontal disease.

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Dental Radiographs (Xrays) at Klein Dental in Grandville 49418

Why Dental Radiographs Are Done

Dental radiographs, also known as X-rays, are a vital component to dental diagnosis, allowing the dentist to identify conditions like tooth decay, cysts, tumors, and gum disease that cannot be identified by the naked eye — between teeth, below the gums, and in the bone of the jaws.

Because of their paramount importance to identification of dental conditions and optimal dental health, Dr. Klein requires all patients to have dental radiographs.

For Adults, Dental X-rays Are Used To:

  • Check for areas of decay that the dentist may not be able to see with the naked eye
  • Check for decay under a filling
  • Check for cracks or other damage in a filling
  • Look for possible bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease
  • Show problems in the root of a tooth, such as infection or death of the nerve
  • Help Dr. Klein plan, prepare and place tooth implants, braces, dentures or other dental work
  • Check for other problems, such as cysts, cancer or changes caused by diseases of the body

The need for dental radiographs is determined by Dr. Klein and is customized for each patient based on several factors, including:

  • Age
  • Current oral health
  • Any symptoms of oral disease
  • History of gum disease (gingivitis) or tooth decay

Types Of Radiographs

When it comes to dental X-rays, there are a number of options Dr. Klein can order, and the type of X-ray needed will largely depend on the type of care the patient will be receiving.

The most common types include:

  • Bitewing

    This technique involves having the patient bite down on a special piece of paper so that the dentist can see how well the crowns of your teeth match up. It offers a visual of both the lower and upper posterior teeth, and is often used to check for cavities.

  • Occlusal

    This option is done when your jaw is closed and shows the dentist how your upper and bottom teeth line up, and also any abnormalities with the mouth floor or palate.

  • Panoramic

    This technique involves having the machine rotate around your head to produce a view of the teeth, jaws, nasal area, sinuses, and the joints of the jaw. It’s often done to check your wisdom teeth, plan for implanted dental devices, or investigate jaw problems.

  • Periapical

    Instead of focusing on the whole mouth, this option focuses on two complete teeth from root to crown.

Your Radiograph Results

In the case of digital X-rays, the images are instantly ready, and Dr. Klein will review them and check for abnormalities and go over the results with you after the completion of your cleaning.

If Dr. Klein finds problems, such as cavities or tooth decay, he will patiently discuss your treatment options. If no problems are found, then you’re well on your way to maintaining good oral health and happiness!

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.

Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418
Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.

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