Many children have had “x-ray glasses” giving them superpowers. But did you know that Dr. Rossen can see more than just tooth decay and cavities with his X-rays? In fact, he might be able to diagnose potentially life-threatening issues.
Your routine panoramic X-rays (like the example image above) show the dentist a wealth of information. Recently general dentists came to the conclusion that panoramic X-rays are effective in detecting some cases of blockages in an artery that could potentially lead to a stroke.
Here is what Dr. Laurie Carter, DDS, Ph.D., professor and director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and director of Graduate Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry had to say:
“Findings demonstrate the increasingly important role that a general dentist can play in the management of a person’s overall health. They also show the importance of routine visits to your general dentist to promote early detection of potentially life-threatening events like heart attack and stroke.”
When is the last time you came in for your routine visit and panoramic x-ray? Contact us today and we’d be happy to schedule you for an appointment.