Nargiz I. Zadeh, DMD
General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry
Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

How often do I need dental x-rays?

We commonly hear questions about dental x-rays from Tarzana patients who are concerned about the associated health risks. When you are Dr. Zadeh’s patient, we only take low-dose digital x-rays as part of your preventive dental care, to diagnose a new issue, or to monitor an ongoing condition.

The general recommendation for the frequency of bitewing x-rays is that every new patient has a full mouth series and that they are updated once a year. Since we create personalized treatment plans, however, you may require x-rays more or less frequently.

If you have a history of poor oral health, ongoing dental conditions, or active periodontal disease, Dr. Zadeh may recommend dental x-rays every 6-12 months. This ensures that our dentist has all the information she needs to provide the safest, most appropriate treatment.

For patients with excellent oral health and no signs of cavities and gum disease, we may only recommend new x-rays every two to three years.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam

One of the benefits of an established dental home is having a dentist that understands you have unique needs and require personalized solutions. If it’s time for you to schedule your next checkup, please call our Tarzana dental office. If you need x-rays, rest assured that Dr. Zadeh will explain why she recommends them and what she hopes to learn.