Dental x-rays are a common procedure here at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre, and they are extremely safe. Digital dental x-rays produce a very low dose of radiation that is a fraction of the radiation in other imaging procedures. A routine examination with four bitewing x-rays, is roughly same exposure as taking a 1-2 hour flight on an airplane. Dental x-rays are used to see things underneath the gums and surface of the teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Some things that we take dental x-rays for are:
- Symptoms of bone loss associated with gum disease
- Infections at the root of the tooth or between the tooth and the gum
- Changes in the root canal
- Seeing tooth structure for braces, implants and dentures
- To see areas of decay under a filling or between the teeth.
Taking an x-ray allows for preventative care towards these health issues as well as assists in the preparation and treatment for braces, implants and dentures. Check out our Dental Crowns page to see if we can assist with your dental restoration needs.