We require dental x-rays or radiographs so that Dr. Zhang can provide you with the safest, most appropriate treatment. While a visual examination tells us a lot about your oral health, it doesn’t provide the full picture. For example, we can’t see inside or between teeth where cavities commonly start, and we can’t see what’s happening under your gums.
Why We Recommend Dental X-Rays
Dr. Zhang understands his patients’ concerns about having x-rays taken and has invested in digital x-rays that expose you to about 80 percent less radiation than film x-rays. If your teeth and gums are healthy, we can limit them to a full set of bitewing x-rays every two years and as needed to diagnose conditions when you have a problem.
Does Dental Insurance Cover X-Rays?
A full set of dental x-rays every year is considered part of preventive dentistry and is covered in full by most insurance companies. However, dental coverage varies so much from plan to plan that it is always best to check with your provider first.
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam in Tustin, CA
At the office of Michael Zhang, DMD, we focus on preventive dentistry and patient education so you can make the healthiest decisions for yourself and your family.
We are always happy to answer your questions, so please call us if you need more information about x-rays or want to schedule your next dental exam.