Candace L. Peterson, DMD | 18795 SW Boones Ferry Rd. | Tualatin, OR 97062 | Ph: (503) 691-9046 |

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Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

Your Tualatin & Tigard Area Dentist

At 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 Detect:

  • Abscesses & cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
  • Decay
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of dental problems can save your teeth as well as time, money and discomfort.


Are dental x-rays safe?

Dental 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

The 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?

How 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.

If 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!