As dental patients, we often consider our dental visits routine check-ups and cleanings. However, during your visit, did your dentist also look for signs of oral cancer? Oral cancer is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition affecting thousands of Americans yearly.
Dental x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool for dentists. They allow dentists to see what is happening inside your mouth and diagnose various dental problems. They are also very safe, and the benefits far outweigh the risks. If your dentist recommends a dental x-ray, it is important to follow their advice to maintain optimal oral health.