Dental x-rays are an important diagnostic tool for our Richmond Hill dental team. By using dental x-rays, we can detect and assess various dental issues which would not be visible by direct examination including early tooth decay, bone loss, problems below your gum line, cysts, abscesses, tumours, or impacted teeth.
What Are The Advantages Of Digital X-rays?
Digital x-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation (80% less) compared to traditional dental x-rays. Not only are digital x-rays better for the health and safety of the patient, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office. Also, since the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to develop the x-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.
How Often Should Dental X-rays Be Taken?
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of dental disease.