Oral X-Rays in Las Vegas, NV

Oral X-Rays in Las Vegas, NV

Dental X-rays are one of the essential tools used in dental offices. They play a significant role in identifying, diagnosing, and treating various dental conditions for patients of all ages. At Mark J. Escoto, DDS in Las Vegas, NV 89117, we use digital X-ray technology to deliver safe and efficient dental treatments.

What Is a Digital X-Ray?

A digital X-ray machine consists of a small sensor placed inside your mouth. A thin, discreet wire connects the sensor to a computer. The sensor captures incredibly detailed images of your mouth then sends them to the computer, where they are instantly projected on a screen for the dental professionals to view.

Types of X-Rays

  • Bitewing X-rays focus on a specific mouth area, displaying the chosen upper and lower teeth.
  • Periapical X-rays are taken to observe the condition of one or two affected teeth. This image will show the complete measurement of the tooth, including the root.
  • Panoramic X-rays provide a comprehensive view of your mouth, helpful for diagnosing extensive issues.
  • Occlusal X-rays capture a complete image of the top or bottom row of teeth.
  • Orthodontic X-rays offer an overall look of your oral structures, including how the jawbone fits into the skull.

What Is the Purpose of X-Ray Imaging?

When you visit us for a dental exam, we visually inspect your teeth, gums, and tongue. But there are certain things about your dental health that cannot be observed with the naked eye. This is where X-ray imaging technology is needed. We recommend X-rays for several reasons, including:

Assessing an Injury

An X-ray may be necessary for treatment if you come to our office for an emergency visit due to severe toothache or dental trauma. Using an X-ray, we can determine the extent of damage and provide the appropriate treatment.

Evaluating Development

Growing up, children tend to need X-rays more often than adults as their mouths are in a state of development. We may order an X-ray to make sure things are on track.

Detecting Cavities

If you have sensitivity, a dark spot on the tooth, or oral pain, you could be dealing with a cavity. Cavities tend to penetrate the tooth and require digital imaging to see their entirety.

Planning Restorative Treatment

X-rays are needed when determining your options for tooth restoration. They are vital for the planning and placement of crowns, bridges, and dental implants.

Digital X-Ray Safety

X-rays are known to expose you to some amount of radiation. The risk posed by radiation exposure is negligible compared to the dangers of an untreated dental condition. Digital X-rays emit even less radiation than traditional machines.


2650 Lake Sahara Dr #120, Las Vegas, NV 89117

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