Routine checkups are necessary to maintaining good oral and dental health, and dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential for diagnosing and treating certain dental conditions. When you visit Calkins Family Dentistry to receive dental care, we provide you with a modern, thorough X-ray service to make sure we don't overlook any potential issue. We utilize the latest in digital dental radiograph technology to give us the clearest image possible using the lowest possible exposures.
These tests can help us view difficult-to-see parts of your mouth so we can give you more accurate care. We provide a few different types of dental X-rays in our Lincoln, NE office, which helps us better see what dental issues you may face and give you the most effective treatment.
Types of Dental X-Rays
To get a better view of your mouth, we'll take a few different X-rays, including:
- Bitewing Radiographs to see the upper and lower back teeth and how each tooth touches the others in your mouth
- Occlusal Radiographs to see the floor or roof of your mouth and any additional teeth that haven't erupted through the gums
- Periapical Radiographs to see your teeth from the crowns to the roots and the supporting bones
- Panoramic Radiographs to see your teeth, jaws, sinuses, temporomandibular joints, and nasal area
We'll take these images from either inside or outside of your mouth, depending on what areas we need to look at. These X-rays allow Dr. Calkins to diagnose the following dental issues:
- Bone loss
- Gum disease
- Dental infection
- Impacted teeth
- Cleft palate
- Bone abnormalities
Once we discover what dental issues you may have, Dr. Calkins will use a variety of diagnostic tools, including your radiographs to develop a proper treatment plan.
Commitment to the Core
For over 29 years, Dr. Timothy Calkins, DDS has provided patients in Lincoln, NE with quality dental care. In that time, Dr. Calkins and his staff have committed their knowledge, skill, and resources to their patients.
Call us at 402.488.1661 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment for your next service. No matter what your individual dental needs may be we will carefully use the diagnostic tools available to us to determine how to approach any issue, while helping you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit.
"Hands down best Dentist in Lincoln. Maybe Nebraska. Dr. Calkins knows what he's doing. That's all that really needs to be said. But if you want to know more... of the dentists I've encountered, he's the only one I don't dread seeing. If I have questions about a procedure, he'll take the time to sit there and explain the play by play. I also like that I don't spend the majority of my appointments in the waiting room. They get you in quick. He's quick. He's funny. He saves you loads of money!" Michael M.
"You know when you come back from your dentist feeling good you know you've picked the right one. I could go to any dentist in Lincoln but Dr. Calkins and his staff are it for me. After seeing him for over 20 years I've always been treated as if I'm his only patient. Who feels strongly enough about their dentist to actually post?"
“I've been using Dr. Calkins' services for about 15 years. He has a very pleasant demeanor, he does pain-free work, and his staff does a good job of squeezing me in for emergencies. Ultimately, I'd recommend his services.”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Calkins for over 20 years. All of my kids have gone to him since they were toddlers. Very conservative in his approach, never tries to do an expensive treatment if it isn't necessary. Great at giving numbing shots, can't even feel the needle.”
"I've been going to Dr. Calkins for several years and will continue to do so. Tim is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. I very much appreciate the time he takes to educate me about dental health, to show me my x-ray, or to explain a procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Calkins and his excellent team."