Whether you are coming in for a check up and clean or for a filling, the dentist will often take X-rays of your teeth. X-rays are vital in assisting a comprehensive assessment of your teeth and early detection of possible issues. Problems such as decay, or issues with the root cannot be seen from the surface, therefore x-rays assist in early detection.
Are X-rays harmful?
Not to worry, X-rays are safe for all patients. New technology, has assisted in decreasing the levels of radiation to extremely low levels that are not harmful to people.
When should X-rays be taken?
X-rays may be required to be taken at different and varying points in time. Our dentist recommend having X-rays taken every two years to ensure that there are no issues developing in your teeth.
What can X-rays detect?
- Areas of decay in and between your teeth
- Wisdom teeth growth
- Problems with the root of the tooth
- Gum disease
If you ever have concerns or queries about X-rays, do not hesitate to ask your dentist. X-rays are a vital tool in helping your dentist ensure that your teeth are the healthiest they can be!