Preventative and Diagnostic Dentistry
in South Jordan and Daybreak
An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. X-rays allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession, infections, widom teeth, or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head, and neck area. It is true, that 80% of the exam is not relying on the x-rays, but the 20% that we use the x-rays for is where the serious problems hide. We have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital x-ray machines so that we need a very minimal x-ray dose to get the information we need. Our biggest investment has been in a machine that takes the x-rays and turns them into a 3-D model, and gives us 3 viewing planes like and MRI. This uses less x-ray dosage than the old film machines. The accuracy of diagnosis is amazing! I can’t imagine planning, or doing treatment on someone without this new technology.