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Marco Island Dentist Details History of Dental X-Rays

Along with regular examinations and professional cleaning, periodic dental x-rays are typically a standard of care in the maintenance of your oral health. Primarily used to diagnose potential problems within a tooth or below the gumline, dentists also use x-rays as a proactive monitoring tool to track any changes that occur in your teeth and gums over time. In fact, the x-ray’s ability to discern potential problems that cannot be seen by visual inspection makes it one of the most beneficial diagnostic tools in dentistry. While technology makes today’s dental x-rays seem like a relatively recent high tech invention, you might be surprised to learn that x-ray technology has been around for 105 years and that several dentists and physicists from around the world took the first dental x-rays within weeks of each other in 1896.      

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When to Contact Your Marco Island Dentist for Emergency Oral Care

Whether through accident, disease or unknown causes, dental emergencies can arise anytime. In the interest of avoiding pain and preventing the potential spread of any oral-related damage or disease, you should always seek emergency dental treatment for oral injuries and rapid-onset emergence of oral pain. The dental experts at Island Tower Dentistry in Marco Island, provide emergency dental treatment to patients in southwest Florida, as well as to seasonal residents or anyone in need of emergency oral care.

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Finding the Right Marco Island, FL-Area Dentist

As one of the few people you allow to breach your personal space, the relationship you have with your dentist can feel like it’s among the most personal you have outside of your immediate family. While the personal interactions you have with dental professionals may be brief, there are undoubtedly few other people you would be willing to let stick their fingers and/or assorted tools into your mouth!

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  • 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Ste 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145
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  • Closed Fridays | Call our office for emergencies

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