When we can review patient x-rays on a consistent basis, our family dentists at our South Reno and Sparks, NV offices are able to see problem areas that are inaccessible or invisible during a regular family dental care examination. Although determined on a patient-to-patient basis, x-rays are normally suggested every 6 to 18 months. In addition to a patient’s radiographic examination, the dentist will perform hard and soft tissue dental exams—including oral cancer screenings and gum and bone examinations. Frequent dental exams allow your family dentist to monitor potentially problematic areas and treat them before they worsen, which often result in longer and more costly procedures.
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