How often should you get dental xrays?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 4:44 pm


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Dr. Nilay Bhatia

9 years of experience


Answered on 23rd Aug 2022 at 6:43 pm
Generally dental x rays are done only if the dentist thinks he/she needs one to rule out /diagnose a disease
So rather than a getting a dental x ray ,its recommended to get an annual  dental checkup and if need be then a x ray.

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Dr. Parth Shah

7 years of experience


Answered on 13th Aug 2022 at 5:26 am
only if you want to know the periapical pathology or the spread of cavities.
the exposure of dental x-ray is very minimal so no cause of worry


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Last edited on 5th Aug 2022 at 4:45 pm

Your medical and dental history as well as present health are important factors.

  1. Some people may require X-rays as frequently as every six months, while those who visit their dentist frequently and have no recent tooth or gum disease may only need X-rays once a year.
  2. Your dentist could do an initial exam that includes X-rays in order to provide a baseline record from which to compare any changes over time.
  3. If you have crowns, implants, fillings, and bridges, then dental x-rays are recommended every 12 to 18 months. By doing that, you can monitor underlying decay and cavity build-up in your teeth.