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Dental X-Rays in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers dental X-rays as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Are Dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool that is used to assist the dentist in locating decay or damage to the teeth that isn’t apparent on a visual dental exam. X-rays are frequently recommended for new patients to determine the overall status of their oral health. They are also helpful in identifying any dental changes that are noted at a future time. X-rays are also required to assist the dentist in examining the growth and developmental progress of the teeth.

How Often Should X-rays Be Taken?

The number of times X-rays are taken is dependent on age and risk of dental disease. Children may need to get X-rays more often than adults because of their developing teeth.

Are X-rays Safe?

While X-rays are considered safe, they can expose the patient to low amounts of radiation. However, certain techniques and accessories are used to prevent undue exposure. Dentists follow an ALARA principle, limiting patients to a risk that is as low as reasonably achievable. Items used to protect the patient from exposure include a lead apron (which protects the chest and abdomen) and a lead thyroid collar (often advised for children). Patients who are pregnant should inform the dentist.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Do Dental X-rays Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for dental x-rays varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of dental x-rays. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your dental x-rays coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket dental x-rays costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our dental x-rays patients.

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How Do I Arrange a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! 

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014