Your Tualatin &
Tigard Area Dentist
the office of Candace L. Peterson, DMD we offer high quality
family & cosmetic dentistry to the Tualatin &
Tigard area. Preventative care and early detection of dental problems are
essential for a lifetime of dental health, so we use dental x-ray technology in
our office to get obtain diagnostic information that would not be visible
during your regular dental exam.
Dental X-rays Can
- Abscesses &
- Bone loss
- Tumors, both cancerous
- Poor tooth and root
- Problems inside a
tooth or below the gum line
detection, diagnosis and treatment of dental problems can save your teeth as
well as time, money and discomfort.
Are dental x-rays safe?
x-rays expose a patient to very low levels of radiation. In our everyday lives
we are all exposed to natural radiation, and the amount of radiation a patient
is exposed to from a complete set of x-rays is actually less than what a
person receives in one day from natural sources. high speed digital imaging
low level that dental x-rays produce are considered safe and Dr. Peterson and
her staff take every precautions to limit our patient’s exposure to radiation
when taking dental x-rays. From using a lead apron to protect the patient’s
body to the latest x-ray technology that uses high speed digital imaging to
minimize exposure time, our patient’s safety always comes first.
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
often you have dental x-rays depends on medical history, dental history and
your current condition. Dr. Peterson determines each patient’s care plan based
on the review of your history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age
consideration, and risk for disease.
you are a new patient, a full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended
to establish a baseline record for comparison of future changes. Depending upon
Dr. Peterson’s recommendation, we will take bitewing x-rays once or twice a
year at your six month checkup to detect any new dental problems.
Visit Our Tualatin
& Tigard Dentistry
Thank you for
choosing the office of Candace L. Peterson, DMD for your family’s dental
needs. Our goal for each patient is a lifetime of dental health, so we focus on
preventative care. We offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry so all of our
patients can have the beautiful, natural looking smile of their dreams. Contact us today with any questions and one of our team
members will be happy to help you!