Does everybody need dental X-rays every six months?
Most new patients will need a full mouth set of X-rays so that we can better evaluate oral health status. These X-rays will be used to help us detect signs of periodontal (gum) disease and can also be used for future comparison of your oral health. Those who are returning to Durham dentist Dr. Schlotterer may require dental X-rays so that we can monitor the condition of the gums and their risk for tooth decay. Most people, however, will not need new dental X-rays at every check-up.

What type of X-rays do you use at Digital Dentistry at Southpoint?
We use digital radiography (digital cameras) to take pictures of your teeth at our office. These digital cameras require just one-fifth the amount of radiation required by traditional film X-rays, making them safe for every member of your family.

Should I be concerned about radiation exposure?
Like most dental offices and healthcare providers, the team at Digital Dentistry at Southpoint is sensitive to your concerns about radiation exposure. That is why our office is equipped with low-radiation state-of-the-art equipment and digital X-rays. You won’t need to worry about radiation exposure at our Durham office; we’ve done all the worrying and made all the necessary precautions for you.