8 East Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Digital X-Rays

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Elk Grove Village IL

teeth_x-rayOur office uses digital x-rays to help diagnose problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye alone. X-rays are images of teeth, bones, and soft tissues that can help identify problems beneath the parts of the body that are visible. Problems that x-rays can help identify include things like cavities, wisdom teeth, broken roots, and bone loss. X-rays are a way for a dentist to be proactive. They catch the earliest stages of tooth decay, and can help diagnose problems before symptoms start—which is usually when the problems are easier to fix.

How X-Rays Help

x-ray_imprint_toolX-rays also help dentists plan treatments. For example, when planning an extraction, the placement of a dental implant, or oral surgeries, it’s crucial that a dentist understand the landscape of the site they are working on. X-rays can help give a detailed picture of that landscape and show exactly what parts of the mouth a dentist needs to focus on and how exactly to navigate those parts.

What To Expect

When you get an x-ray at the dentist, you should expect a fairly routine procedure. You’ll take a seat in the dental chair, and the dental team member will cover you with a protective apron. This helps shield the rest of your bod from x-ray radiation. The dental technician will then have you bite down on a small piece of cardboard or plastic. They may ask you to do this several times in different areas. Depending on the type of x-ray machine, you may have multiple x-ray images taken, or you may have a camera circle your head taking pictures all the while. You will then remove your apron, and just like that, you’re done!

Is It Safe?

A lot of people are afraid of having x-ray images taken. While we understand people’s concerns, we strive to help our patient’s understand the importance of dental x-rays. The amount of radiation exposure is extremely low. Of course, exposure to any sort of radiation carries some inherent risks, but the amount of radiation and the amount of time involved in x-rays is very small.  We generally suggest that pregnant women not have routine dental x-rays until they give birth as a precautionary measure. We do utilize the Carivu™ to help with visualization when x-rays are not used.


To discuss digital x-rays in more depth or if you have any questions regarding dental x-rays, feel free to give us a call today!

Our Clients

Most caring dental staff I’ve ever encountered. Every experience has been extremely professional, from just calling to ask a question to cleanings for my whole family and beyond.

Dr. Homann goes out of his way to make sure you understand each step of the process and are comfortable the whole way. Each member of their team genuinely cares about their patients, and knowing I will have the best care every time I walk in the door makes going to the dentist a whole lot easier. Thank you to all the kind and wonderful staff, you make all the difference.

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homan is the best dentist I've ever been to. Most of my co-workers go to Dr. Homan and that's how I heard about him.

I needed a lot of work on my teeth and I'm so glad I found such a great dentist. He explains everything to you and also is very upfront on all posibiltys that's can happen to the tooth he works on and also explains what you can expect after the dental work. He's also very friendly and everyone at the office makes you feel comfortable. Karen and Sandra in the front office are wonderful as well. They also have wonderful dental hygienist. My insurance is not in network with Dr. Homan but it's well worth the extra money to still go to the best!

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homann's practice is very clean and up to date. His practice also has televisions to watch when you are getting your teeth cleaned or any other work done which is awesome!

The chairs are very comfortable and the staff is very polite. Dr. Homann is also a very knowledgeable dentist with the ability to make every patient feel calm and comfortable no matter what the situation. He also has done volunteer work for the homeless donating his time and resources to help the less fortunate, if that doesn't let you know what kind of practice this is I don't know what will. I will definitely be coming back here again!

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Elk Grove Village, IL

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