Dental X-Rays

What Are Dental X Rays

What are Dental X-Rays?

A dental x-ray is an image that allows us to see underneath the surface of your teeth and gums. In some cases, there are conditions that can only be detected with an x-ray. We use safe and reliable x-ray technology, that uses a minimal amount of radiation, to create a high-definition image. These images can be safely taken on all members of your family.

Why are Dental X-Rays needed?

A typical dental examination will sometimes not allow us to detect and locate every problem. Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth, or a child who has their permanent teeth coming in, x-rays can give us an idea of what’s going on below the surface of the gums. They can even detect infections, abscesses, bone loss, and cavities without the need for a physical examination of the mouth. X-rays are a critical part of maintaining your oral health and treating any problems found.

When will Dental X-Rays be taken?

You can expect x-rays to be taken at the majority of your appointments in our office. They are safe to have taken, and we’ll often recommend them for patients of all ages. Some of the different reasons you’d need x-rays include:

  • Checkup appointments
  • Before oral surgery
  • During emergency appointments
  • Before or during a root canal
  • When detected levels of bone loss
When Will Dental X Rays Be Taken

What happens when Dental X-Rays are taken?

We first drape a lead apron over your entire body. This apron helps to protect you against radiation bouncing within the room. A tiny device is then placed inside the mouth, and the actual x-ray machine is angled at this device. The x-ray is taken, and the device moved to a different area of the mouth. This process will be repeated until all of the x-rays needed are taken. You will typically need to have x-rays taken at the majority of your appointments as they tell us things a typical exam cannot find.

If you think you might need new dental x-rays, and want to learn more about them, call our office and we can help answer your questions.


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We use safe and reliable x-ray technology that uses a minimal amount of radiation to create a high-definition image.

Amin Salvi Dental
Is Now Open!

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. We have missed seeing you, chatting with you, sharing stories with you and laughing with you. We are SO excited to finally be able to invite you back to our office!

As you already know, Amin Salvi Dental does not cut corners on safety and technology. We have always prided ourselves in exceeding the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control measures. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which have been outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of our own families remain our top priority.

  • All essential paperwork (including a COVID-19 screening form) along with financial agreements are to be done prior to your appointment. We will be texting and emailing the links for the forms to be filled out at home or on your mobile device. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel ill, please reschedule your appointment and call your physician.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the car and text or call the office. We will inform you when to enter the office so we can maintain social distancing protocols
  • When entering the office, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering. Although county guidelines are not as strict, we maintain this requirement for the safety of everyone. Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) we cannot provide masks. Should you require one, we will charge you $1 for the mask.
  • Patients must arrive to their appointment alone without family/friends. A single guardian will be allowed for minors, elderly and those with special needs or requirements.
  • We will be taking your temperature when arriving to our office and recording this in your records.

Here are a few additional things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • We have installed air purification systems in the main operatories
  • We have installed sneeze guards at the check-in and check-out areas. We request that when you are required to talk to the front desk administration, you stand behind those.
  • Before appointments, we will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse which has been proven to help kill virus particles

We will have new scheduling guidelines

You will be hearing from us shortly as we are rescheduling routine hygiene and treatment for everyone. As you can imagine, we have a large backlog of cancelled appointments so we appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any immediate concerns, we request not to call the office but text us at the office number or email us at

Due to the new protocols for physical distancing in the office, we may have limited availability of appointments. Due to this we require a minimum 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. This allows other patients, who have been waiting, to be seen. Please be courteous to others.

For many procedures we will also be requiring a reservation fee in advance. This fee will be applied to your deductible or co-pay for the treatment and is not an additional fee of any kind.

We look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on the activities you have been doing to keep busy during this downtime!

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