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Do I Really Need X-rays? Yes, 3 Major Things They Reveal!

By - admin October, 1 2013 09:45:pm

We often hear patients ask, “Do I have to have x-rays”, especially if they aren’t experiencing any pain. The answer is “yes”, because x-rays help Dr. Upton detect and treat dental problems early on, which can save you money, unnecessary discomfort and possibly your life. 3 Things They Reveal: • An Abscess: X-rays can reveal an abscess (an infection) brewing at the base of the tooth. The sooner an abscess is found, the better chances we have to treat it before it causes swelling and pain. If left undetected, abscesses can suddenly create severe swelling that may obstruct airway passagesContinue Reading »