We have a digital x-ray system where we use electronic sensors instead of traditional radiographic plates. The image can be displayed instantly on the computer helping the dentist to detect problems more easily. We use X-rays to detect dental, bone and joint abnormalities which enables us to deliver a complete and accurate diagnosis and treatment planification.
- Bone loss
- Abscesses and cysts
- Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
- Developmental abnormalities
- Cavities between teeth
- Problems in the teeth or under the gum
- Malposition of teeth and tooth roots
Are X-Rays safe?
We are all exposed to environmental radiation on a daily basis. Digital x-rays produce a significantly lower ( 80-90 % lower ) to the already low exposure to radiation of traditional X-rays. These are not only better for health and patient safety, but are also faster by reducing the time in the dental clinic. Furthermore, as the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to disclose the radiograph thus eliminates disposal of toxic chemicals to the environment.
Although digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe, appropriate security measures are taken to minimize radiation exposure. These precautions include the use of lead aprons and only take x-rays which are strictly necessary.
How often should I take x-rays?
The need to take x-rays depends on the oral health of each patient. An evaluation of your medical history, dental exam, signs, and symptoms, age and risk factors will be performed to determine this.
On average we recommend taking them once a year, on your annual checkup, to detect lesions which are not visible in the dental examination.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage will save you time, money and unnecessary discomfort in your teeth!
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