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Timothy Calkins, DDS Timothy Calkins, DDS


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
  • Cavities
  • Impacted teeth
  • Cysts
  • Abscesses
  • Tumors
  • Fractures
  • 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.

We treat people, not just teeth.

We focus on preventative care and patient education


“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.”


“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?”

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