Exams and X-rays at Mulkins Main Dental
Exams and X-rays
Our dental staff in Stittsville has been educated and trained to perform thorough examinations. Using digital x-rays we are able to examine the teeth and gums. During the procedures, we check all fillings, crowns and implants. Our goal is to prevent any emergencies and identify problems before they get out of hand.
At the time of your exam, feel free to chat with your hygienists and dentist. They love to talk about proper brushing and flossing procedures and to leave you with the latest information on oral health for you and all family members. We offer comprehensive services including Stittsville family dentist services, Stittsville dentures, veneers, orthodontics and more.
X-rays are one of the ways we review your mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums as part of our dental care at Mulkins Main Dental. These images help us identify any issues that may not be visible during a regular exam and can detect early signs of cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems before they become more serious. X-rays also help us create a personalized treatment plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.
We use several different categories:
Sometimes this is called a “full mouth series”. The first time we x-ray you, this is the baseline for all future work. It includes bitewing and periapical (PA) views.
This allows us to see the upper and lower teeth at the same time. This is beneficial to be sure teeth line up correctly and diagnose any bone loss, decay in between the teeth, infections, or other issues.
This is a view of a single tooth from the crown to the root as well as all surrounding bone. This is to rule out any abscesses, cysts, and bone changes.
Using bitewing and periapical X-rays gives an ongoing assessment helping to ensure your oral cavity remains healthy with proactive screening and care.
Sometimes this is called problem-focused. If the dentist suspects a problem, he or she will order an x-ray that looks at a single tooth or specific areas.
In a single image, the entire mouth, jaws, teeth, sinus and nasal areas, plus the jawbone joint are available. This is a baseline diagnostic toll to look at wisdom teeth, orthodontic, and surgical procedures, as well as any other underlying issues that would not be apparent otherwise.