Low Radiation Dental X-Ray

Examining an X-ray

Learn more about dental x-rays

Why are dental x-rays a crucial step in any treatment process?

 

Besides getting a physical examination, dental x-rays facilitate dentists to get an in-depth understanding of the teeth condition at a structural level. By providing a visual projection of underlying teeth and gum problems, dentists can provide suitable solutions before they worsen or require more extensive treatment.

 

What type of issues do dental x-rays often uncover?

Dental x-rays often detect issues that aren’t always visible to the naked eye such as signs of bone loss around the teeth and gums, early detection of tooth decay or cavities, gum disease, and the possibility of impacted teeth, among others.

 

Are dental x-rays safe?

Using a digital x-ray machines, patients are exposed to very low amount of radiation. Regular maintenance and routine checks are done to ensure the machines operate in a safe environment.

 

What does the dental x-ray process involve?

Step 1: Prior to a dental x-ray, patients will have to remove any metal objects on them such as chains, jewellery, keys, and so on.

Step 2: Next, patients will be requested to put on a dental vest before the x-ray, which is a heavily-padded garment that covers the upper chest, arms, and back to protect them from radiation exposure.

 

What happens after a dental x-Ray?

After a dental x-ray, dentists will devise the best treatment plan for your condition before it becomes more serious, so you can have healthy teeth and gums again.

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