Revealing your Internal Oral Health
X-rays are used as part of our clinic’s examination protocol to help us identify oral health problems that are not visible to the naked eye, such as:
- Decay that has not yet reached the surface of the tooth
- An abscess at the root of your tooth
- Cysts and tumours
- Jaw bone diseases
- Absence of permanent teeth in a child
- Development of impacted wisdom teeth
Are X-rays Dangerous?
Our clinic utilizes new technologies in digital imaging that allow us to perform X-rays with much less radiation exposure than in the past. In addition, we will always cover you in a lead blanket to block X-rays from penetrating other parts of your body. Radiation from dental X-rays is as minimal as that received from sun exposure, appliances in your home, and while riding on a plane.
If you are worried about X-rays, call our office to learn more about our X-ray protocol.