How Can X-Rays Save You Money?
When you have a dental problem, your dentist will do a visual examination of your mouth. But this might still leave some questions unanswered. Your dentist can’t see the areas between your teeth, inside your teeth, or under your gums, just with the naked eye. These areas can only be examined by taking an X-ray. This very X-ray can help your dentist discover hidden issues before they’ve developed into serious problems, saving you a lot of money in the process.
For instance, you might have a small cavity between your teeth. If identified early, all your dentist will have to do is a simple filling. But if the cavity gets worse and remains undetected and untreated, you will eventually need a root canal or extraction, which will be much more expensive.