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Dentist Greenville SC

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Greenville, SC 29607

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(864) 729-8661

Dentist Greenville SC

463 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Diagnostic X-Rays

Dental x-rays provide the dentist with a complete view of the mouth that allows him to diagnose and address potential problem issues before they become serious. Family dentists will usually request that new patients get x-rays as part of the initial intake process. Existing patients also have periodic x-rays, usually once a year.

Why X-Rays are Important

Diagnostic dental x-rays done on a routine schedule provide the dentist with a helpful visual timeline of how your mouth is progressing through time. Cavities in difficult-to-access areas of the mouth, abscesses, tumors, cysts, bone loss, malformed bone, and other potential problems are all easily seen using this technology. Issues with impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth or congenitally missing teeth can be addressed using x-rays. In children, dental x-rays provided the dentist with valuable information on how to teeth are forming as the child grows.

Types of X-Rays the Dentist May Recommend

Types of x-rays the dentist may recommend include two to four bitewing x-rays. These provide a view of the crown portions of your teeth in order check for early signs of decay starting to form in between your teeth. To get a good look at your teeth’s bone height or root tips, periapical x-rays provide the best view. A panoramic x-ray shows the entire mouth, sinuses, and a complete view of the upper and lower jaws.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Some patients worry about the safety of radiation exposure and wonder when it’s safe to have x-rays taken. Dental x-rays use a very low level of radiation to reduce the risks associated with radiation exposure. Before x-rays are taken, a lead bib is laid over the patient to reduce exposure. Dental x-rays are generally regarded as safe for pregnant women, women of childbearing age and young children. The dentist would be happy to discuss specific concerns with your situation. Just ask!

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Keenan W. Smith DMD PA

Keenan W Smith DMD PA

General Dentist in Greenville, SC


Meet one of Greenville’s best dentists, Keenan Smith. Dr. Smith is an avid volunteer in our community and above all a generous person who devotes his time to helping others. He and his wife Christina, along with their five children, are active members of Grace Church.

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Keenan W. Smith DMD PA

Eric Rackley DMD PA

General Dentist in Greenville, SC


Dr. Eric Rackley has been a part of our practice family since May of 2018 and has been serving patients in the upstate since 2017. “I’m not from here, but I got here as soon as I could!” he often says. A proud alumnus of Clemson University...

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Contact:
Dr. Keenan W. Smith DMD PA
463 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Office Hours:
  • Mon 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Tues 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 8 AM - 1 PM
  • Thur 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 8 AM - 1 PM
  • Sat    CLOSED
  • Sun   CLOSED