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Do you have questions about dental X-rays? If so, our dentists, Drs. Hemby and Williams, are more than happy to help you. The more you know about dental X-rays, the better. In fact, it can help you feel more comfortable in the office while we’re taking the pictures of your smile. To help you find the answers you need, our dentist is happy to provide answers to the common questions about dental X-rays, which are:

Q: What are dental X-rays?
A: Dental X-rays are also known as radiographs. They are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are in-depth pictures of the teeth, tooth roots, underlying bone and deep tissues of the mouth. They can help your dentist detect dental issues as well as the severity of those issues.

Q: What types of X-rays are available?
A: Bitewing X-rays and Panoramic X-rays are the most commonly used X-rays in the dental office. The Bitewing X-rays require you to bite down on a piece of plastic while the X-ray machine sits on the side of the head and takes pictures. The Panoramic X-ray gives a comprehensive view of the different parts of the mouth in a single film. All you’ll need to do is stand on a platform and allow the machine to rotate around your head and take pictures.

Q: Do X-rays hurt?
A: No, they do not.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental X-rays in Southport, North Carolina, please reach out to Southport Dental today at 910-457-5026. When you contact our office, our dental team will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!