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Better oral health with dental x-rays

Regular dental x-rays are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. They allow your dentist to detect early signs of tooth decay, infections in the roots, and bone loss around the tooth early on, saving time, worry, and money further down the line.

At mydentist, we offer various types of x-rays to ensure a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums, enabling your dentist to provide the best treatment.

X-rays FAQs

Why do we need teeth x-rays?

Dental x-rays are an important part of your regular dental check-up. They help your dentist to see any issues that may not be visible during a regular examination, ensuring they can treat them early on.

What are the different types of dental x-rays?

There are various types of dental x-rays, each with its own specific purpose. Some show one or two teeth and their roots, while others can take pictures of several teeth at once. Some show a few teeth at a time, as well as the roots and surrounding areas, while panoramic x-rays provide a full view of the entire mouth, including the jaw, sinuses, and temporomandibular joints. OPG x-rays provide an even wider view of the jaw and teeth, including the upper and lower jaw, all the teeth, and the surrounding bones and tissues. Your dentist will decide on the best option for you.

How often do I need dental x-rays?

The frequency of dental x-rays varies from person to person, depending on your individual needs and dental history. Your dentist will tell you how often you should have dental x-rays based on your dental health.

Are dental x-rays safe?

Yes, dental x-rays are safe. They use a very low level of radiation and the amount of exposure is minimal. Your dentist will take all necessary precautions to protect you and ensure that you receive the lowest possible radiation dose.

What should I expect during a dental x-ray?

During a dental x-ray, you will be asked to bite down on a special plate or hold a piece of equipment in your mouth. The x-ray machine will then take images of your teeth and surrounding areas. The whole process is quick and painless.

Regular dental check-ups, including x-rays, are important for maintaining good oral health, so book your next dental appointment today and keep your smile healthy.