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X-rays Dentist in Wilmington

X-rays Dentist in Wilmington

X-rays Dentist in Wilmington

The Future Is Digital

  • Intraoral Digital X-Rays
  • Panoramic Digital X-Ray
  • CBCT
  • 80% lower radiation exposure
  • Images within 5 seconds

  • Open design equipment
  • Early detection
  • Radiation protection
X-rays Dentist in Wilmington

X-rays Dentist in Wilmington

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Our Certified Radiology Team Is Here for You

Digital X-Ray has been widely used in medicine for many years and is becoming increasingly common in dentistry. More and more doctors want to learn about the possibilities of digital radiography and perhaps use such systems in their practice. Today there is no question whether it is necessary to use digital technologies in practice, the question is: when will you be ready for this?

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Digital X-ray sensors offer the following significant advantages over conventional film-to-film technology:

  • reduction of the dose of X-ray exposure by 50-70%, in some cases up to 90%;
  • simplification of processing, in particular, a long and complicated development procedure is excluded;
  • the digital image can be processed to improve the diagnostic value of the image;
  • storage and copying of the image, transfer to any part of the world does not degrade its quality and requires minimal costs;
  • low cost of consumables, minimal maintenance;
    digital technologies are more friendly to the environment, in particular, there is no need to dispose of chemical waste.

City Dental X-rays Dentist in Wilmington

Dental X-rays are essential diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. They help the dentist see the condition of your teeth, roots, jaw placement, and facial bone composition. They also help in finding and treating dental problems early in their development. X-rays can reveal:

  • Areas of decay between the teeth or under existing fillings
  • Infections in the bone
  • Periodontal disease
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Some types of tumors

Safety and Frequency of Dental X-Rays

At City Dental, patient safety is a top priority. Modern dental X-rays are extremely safe and expose patients to minimal radiation. The amount of radiation received from a dental X-ray is small compared to other sources of radiation exposure in daily life. We adhere to the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) to minimize exposure. The frequency of dental X-rays depends on the patient’s individual health needs.

Advanced X-Ray Technology at City Dental

City Dental is equipped with advanced X-ray technology, including digital X-rays, which reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% compared to traditional film-based X-rays. Digital X-rays also offer a higher quality of images, which can be enlarged and manipulated for better diagnosis.

How City Dental Uses X-Rays for Optimal Dental Health

  1. Disease Detection: We use X-rays to detect and treat dental problems at an early stage, saving time, money, and discomfort.

  2. Treatment Planning: X-rays help in planning treatments for various dental procedures, including extractions, braces, implants, and root canal therapy.

  3. Preventive Care: Regular X-rays allow us to monitor dental health and prevent the development of major oral health issues.

In conclusion, dental X-rays are an indispensable part of dental health care. At City Dental in Wilmington, we use state-of-the-art X-ray technology to provide our patients with precise diagnostics and treatment planning. Our commitment to using advanced dental technology is just one of the many ways we ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care. Whether you’re coming in for a routine check-up or a more complex dental procedure, you can trust that City Dental will utilize the best available technology to care for your dental health.



Dental x-rays provide important information about your dental health. They are used to create images called radiographs.

Your dentist uses the images to see your jawbones, the roots of your teeth, teeth under your gums and the areas between teeth.


X-ray images help your dentist find problems that cannot be easily seen during your regular dental exam. Treating dental problems at an early stage can help stop them from getting worse and prevent pain. It also can help you avoid more serious health problems.

Dental x-rays can show:

  • small areas of decay in your teeth and below fillings
  • abscesses or cysts
  • bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease
  • growth problems
  • some types of tumors
  • the effects of trauma, like a fractured jaw
  • the position of teeth that have not come in yet in children and adults


Dental x-rays use very low levels of radiation, much less than that used in other medical imaging. They are done only when needed to make a diagnosis or to help your dentist make a treatment plan for you. Your dentist will use your health history, present oral health and risk for disease to decide if x-rays are necessary.

If you change dentists, you may be able to have copies of your x-ray images sent from your last dental office to your new one. If not, your new dentist may need to take x-rays to get a full picture of your oral health. This will also help your dentist create a baseline to see how your oral health may change over time.

Dental practices take steps to protect you from radiation, including:

  • taking x-ray images only when necessary
  • using the smallest x-ray dose possible
  • lining the beam up with care
  • using proper exposure and processing methods
  • minimizing exposure to other parts of your body, using lead thyroid collars when possible

Many dental offices use digital dental x-ray images. Benefits of digital x-rays include:

  • Only a small electronic sensor (digital) is needed in your mouth to capture the x-ray image.
  • The image from the electronic sensor is sent directly to a computer and can be viewed right away.
  • Digital x-ray images can be enlarged on the computer screen. This makes it much easier for you and your dentist to see the pictures.
  • If pictures are too light or dark, digital x-ray images can often be fixed without having to make another x-ray exposure.
  • The dental office can print, copy or email your digital x-ray images. They can be sent electronically to insurance companies, which may help claims be processed faster.
  • Digital x-rays are environmentally friendly. They do not use film and the chemicals needed to develop the film.
  • Digital x-ray images may require less radiation than film images.

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant

Tell your dentist if you are or might be pregnant. Current guidelines say it’s better for a pregnant woman to have necessary dental x-rays rather than put off having them at a later date. This is because dental disease that is not treated during pregnancy can lead to problems for you and your unborn baby.

If you have had radiation therapy for head or neck cancer

Radiation therapy to treat head or neck cancer may increase your risk of tooth decay. The dose of radiation from regular dental x-rays is very small compared to the dose used to treat cancer. It’s important to have x-ray exams as needed to find dental problems at an early stage and treat them before they get worse.


Federal and state governments have regulations about the proper, safe and effective use of x-rays in dentistry. Your dentist follows these rules to keep you safe. If you have questions about x-rays, talk with your dentist or dental staff.


  • Bitewing X-Ray shows the crown portions of several upper and lower teeth from one side
    of the mouth.
  • Periapical X-Ray shows a few complete teeth and their roots and the jawbone in a certain
    area of the mouth.
  • Occlusal X-Ray shows all the upper or lower teeth in one image, as well as part of the jaw bone.
  • Complete Series X-Ray is a group of x-rays that shows all the teeth, roots and related areas of the jaws.
  • Panoramic X-Ray is a single x-ray that manages to get all the upper and lower teeth, large portions of the jaws and other structures in one picture. This kind of x-ray does not provide as much detail as the x-rays that include smaller areas.
This bitewing shows several areas of decay between (and within) teeth

This bitewing shows several areas of decay between (and within) teeth.

This periapical x-ray shows the top of a molar unable to reach the surface (impacted)

This periapical x-ray shows the top of a molar unable to reach the surface (impacted).

This occlusal x-ray shows a tooth that hasnot yet reached the surface (unerupted)

This occlusal x-ray shows a tooth that hasnot yet reached the surface (unerupted).

Complete series x-ray

Complete series x-ray.

This panoramic x-ray shows baby teeth as well as the developing permanent teeth that have not yet reached the surface

This panoramic x-ray shows baby teeth as well as the developing permanent teeth that have not yet reached the surface.

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Wilmington, NC 28401
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