Dental x-rays allow us to see detailed images of areas within your mouth that are not visible with the naked eye. This includes the contact areas in between teeth, tooth roots and the bone surrounding your teeth. Regular dental x-rays are taken during dental examinations to provide our dentists with a clearer picture of your oral health. These diagnostic tests allow us to provide you with the best and most appropriate dental care to address any problems.
What are the Main Types of Dental X-Rays?
X-rays can be intra-oral, where they will be taken from inside the mouth; these focus on the health of teeth or tooth roots and provide a lot of detail. Alternatively they can be extra-oral and will focus on providing information about your jaws and facial bones. Extra-oral x-rays do not provide as much detail but are useful when diagnosing impacted wisdom teeth and they allow us to monitor the growth of the jaws. We will generally only need to take intra-oral x-rays.
How Often Will I Need Dental X-rays?
Most healthy adults will only need to have a set of x-rays every two years. If you visit us with a problem, or if we see something needing closer investigation then we may want to take an x-ray, for example if you have toothache, a cavity or a possible abscess.
Are X-rays Safe?
We only use digital dental x-rays that emit low levels of radiation. Tooth Savers follows strict protocols to ensure your safety while any x-rays are being taken and we only take x-rays when necessary.
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