X-rays, also known as radiographs, capture images of what’s happening below the surface and in between your teeth
One of the primary reasons we recommend regular visits to the dentist is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find noticeable signs of issues, not everything is visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays play such an important part of optimum dental care. We can use the latest digital X-ray technology to uncover tooth decay, gum disease, infection, tooth cracks, bone loss, and other problems that aren’t visible to the eye. Intraoral bitewing X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone, and supporting tissues of the mouth.
These X-rays allow us to:
– Locate any cavities
– Look at your tooth’s roots
– Monitor developing teeth
– Help diagnose periodontal disease
– Check the health of the bone area around the tooth
If your dentist finds problems, such as cavities or tooth decay, we’ll discuss your treatment options. If we find no problems, we encourage you to keep up the good work!
Are there risks with having dental X-rays?
While dental X-rays do involve radiation, the exposure levels are so low that they’re considered safe for children and adults. If you are pregnant, it is always important you do inform our team at the beginning of your visit with us.
If it’s been a while since you last had an examination or X-rays, we recommend you contact us here at Kew Dental on 03 9817 3685 or request an appointment here on our website.