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Do I really need dental x-rays?

We do our best to minimize the number of dental x-rays we take at our Manchester, NH dental office because your safety is of the utmost importance to us. However, most problems like cavities and gum disease often develop within your tooth or under your gums, neither of which Dr. Moriarty can see during a visual examination.

Since we can’t treat what we can’t see, we wouldn’t be doing our job as dentists if we didn’t recommend a diagnostic x-ray to give us a full picture of what’s happening inside your tooth.

However, Dr. Moriarty understands your concerns, so we use digital x-rays at our Manchester, NH dental office that exposes you to about 80 percent less radiation than older film x-rays. The state-of-the-art, high-resolution images produced with digital x-rays also allow us to identify cavities and gum disease in their earliest stages when they’re easier to treat.

If you’re uncertain about the need for a particular dental procedure, a digital x-ray that we share with you on your chairside monitor will make it clear to you why Dr. Moriarty recommends it and how it will benefit you.

Digital dental x-rays are an integral part of your oral health care, and at North End Dental Care, we assure you that we will only recommend them when necessary. Please call us our Manchester, NH dental office if you have any questions about the x-rays we take and how they’ll benefit you.

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