Dr. Bernie Knows Teeth! Questions and Answers

Q: How often should I have dental X-rays?

A: X-rays should be taken annually, however some patients require them more frequently. If a patient is complaining of pain, or if a crack is visually deteceted in a tooth, additional x-rays are needed to diagnose the problem. I use digital imaging instead of film. This greatly reduces the patient's exposure to radiation while creating sharper images. My patient's safety and well being is always a priority.