In order to properly treat your smile, our team needs to ensure we understand your smile. One of the methods Dr. Jason M. Peterson uses to gather information about your dental and periodontal health is dental radiography, or dental X-rays. A dental X-ray in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is an in-depth X-ray image that reveals aspects of your smile that are not able to be seen during a regular dental cleaning and exam. Using dental X-rays helps our periodontist diagnose certain conditions and provide more accurate and effective treatment options.

Dental X-rays are able to detect:

  • Decay and damage hidden below the tooth’s surface
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Bite irregularities
  • Cysts, tumors, or abscesses
  • Loss of bone tissue
  • Impacted teeth

Taking dental X-rays is a quick, comfortable process. The images taken will be available for you to review and are also a great educational tool as we help you see what we see. Dental X-rays are generally taken based on your individual needs. For most of our patients, we generally suggest dental X-rays once a year. We will also take dental X-rays if problematic conditions arise or to help plan treatment. For more information, we invite you to contact us today. We would be glad to answer your questions.