Dental x-rays allow Dr. Jon to diagnose conditions that are not visible to the naked eye alone.
If you ask any dentist what the key is to a healthy smile, most of them will have the same response: prevention and early detection.
That is why dentists are such sticklers when it comes to regular dental exams and cleanings - those visits are important and go a long way toward protecting your health.
At Tiger Family Dental, we want you to enjoy a healthy smile throughout your lifetime.
Many people wonder why they need regular preventive appointments if nothing is going on. That's because we want to keep it that way! Dental exams, professional dental cleanings, and diagnostic x-rays are all part of a plan to stop dental conditions before they start.
If patients miss too many routine dental appointments, we can predict we will be seeing them for something more serious in the near future.
Part of prevention is early detection. The trick with teeth is that they have strong enamel protecting them, so pain is not a good indicator of a problem. If you reach the point where you have a toothache, your condition is probably pretty advanced.
Dental x-rays allow Dr. Jon to diagnose conditions that are not visible to the naked eye alone. Decay can hide beneath the gumline, between teeth, and even below your enamel. What looks like a small spot on the outside can actually be damaging your teeth internally.
By taking regular x-rays, we are guarding you against more serious dental issues that can lead to dental crowns, root canal therapy, and even tooth loss. Decay that was hidden from view can be detected using digital x-rays.
Using x-rays, we look for:
If we see one of these conditions, Dr. Jon will alert you right away and give you some options for protecting your oral health.
We recommend dental x-rays based on your needs. For patients who have little dentistry and few problems, once a year is probably enough to monitor your health. For other patients who have a lot of dentistry, experience a dental emergency, or suffer from a chronic condition such as periodontal disease, we may need to take x-rays more frequently. We will discuss this with you.
Today's digital dental x-rays emit up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. Not only is the amount of radiation you'll be exposed to very small, but it is even less than you can absorb by being outside on a sunny day. We take every precaution we can, including draping you in a lead apron and thyroid cuff to make sure your x-rays are beneficial and without health risks.
Computers can make our lives easier and better. It's no different in dentistry! Digital x-rays provide us with the highest resolution images available. Dr. Jon can zoom in, adjust contrast, improve exposure, and create various views allowing him to diagnose conditions like dental decay earlier than ever.
Dr. Ehlers was born and raised in Cole Camp, just a few miles from Tiger Family Dental. The area has always held a special place in Dr. Jon's heart and that made it an easy ...
Dr. Coleman earned her dental degree from the Indiana University School Dentistry in 2009. After graduation, she was awarded with membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. Additionally, she maintains professional memberships ...
Recently I lost one of my front teeth after nursing it for several years knowing it would be inevitable. My wife, Joy and I for most of our marriage, have wondered what it would be like for me to address improving my smile because I have always had very dark and stained teeth. With the lost tooth in hand, we decided to go for it. The results have been amazing to say the least. The quality of the work and materials used by Dr Ehlers and his staff is second to none! This practice at 10th and Winchester is an asset to this community for sure.