Our practice is focused on patient care and therefore we offer the latest technology by using digital radiography. Digital technology plays a vital role in the field of dentistry as it allows both dentist and hygienist to instantly capture an image that can be viewed immediately. They can easily be enhanced or enlarged to aid in diagnostics. Digital X-rays also reduce radiation as much as 90% compared to traditional X-rays.
Digital X-rays are essential tools for both dentists and hygienist, as they provide valuable information during a regular or emergency exam visit. These X-rays allow the dentist to accurately detect unseen abnormalities and therefore allows for the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dental X-rays can alert your dentist to:
Are dental X-rays Safe?
During the day we are all exposed to natural radiation within our environment. By using digital radiographs we can significantly reduce the amount of exposure to our patients as well as eliminate potential waste into the environment. When X-rays are performed properly with adequate safety precautions in place such as a lead apron, there’s very little cause for concern. A routine examination with four bitewing X-rays exposes you to roughly the same amount of radiation you will experience during 1 to 2 hours on an airplane.
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
The answer depends on your medical and dental history, age and current condition of your mouth. Some people may need X-rays as often as every 6 months, whereas patient with excellent oral hygiene may only need once a year.
Southbrook Dental Group offers digital X-rays in Edmonton to save time, provide clear dental images, and reduce exposure to radiation. At your next appointment, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.