Salem Dental
Dr. Seth Huish

Why do I need dental x-rays?

Dental X-Rays | Salem ORIf you have an exam with your Salem, OR dentist, you might wonder why dental x-rays are even necessary. The truth is that only a small percentage of your tooth is visible through a visual exam. Much of your tooth is hidden by protective enamel and lies beneath the gumline. That is why dental x-rays are an essential part of your preventive dental care.

Digital X-Rays

Because we use digital dental x-rays in our Salem dental practice, you can count on the highest quality images and the highest level of safety available. Digital dental x-rays emit up to 80 percent less radiation, and with the digital capabilities they provide, Dr. Seth Huish can identify many oral conditions in their earliest stages when they are less costly and easier to treat.

How Often Will You Need X-Rays

We recommend x-rays based on your needs and dental history. Young people and adults with fewer dental restorations and no current oral conditions may only need x-rays every year. If a dental emergency or change in your oral health develops, our team may recommend additional images to diagnose accurately.

In many cases, dental insurance companies require before-and-after images when recommending dental crowns and other restorations.

Is it time for your next dental appointment? Contact Salem Dental today. We always welcome new patients.

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Covid-19 Update

Governor Kate Brown issued non-essential closure of businesses; dentistry is considered essential and we are open. If you have urgent needs or are not sure if something is classified as urgent, please do not hesitate to call us. We are answering phones, answering questions and treating patients. Doctor Huish is available for you when times are good or bad. If you call after hours, press 5 on the phone system and it will contact him directly on his cell phone. He wants to share the message that if a tooth goes untreated, it may progress into a bigger problem. Our goal is to prevent dental emergencies and keep you out of hospitals/emergency rooms. Please be cautious and stay healthy.

- Salem Dental