For Preventative Dental Care
Minimal Dosage X-Rays
Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.
At Signature Dentistry we use low radiation dosage digital X-rays.
Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.
Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental X-rays help identify
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Dental X-rays help us detect and treat dental problems at an early stage which can save you time, money and unnecessary discomfort.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Every day we are exposed to radiation from our surrounding environment and natural sun light.
The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth X-ray is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
Digital dental X-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe by all international governing bodies.
At Signature Dentistry we take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental X-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern digital systems that reduces the amount and the duration of the exposure.
How often should dental X-rays be taken?
The need for dental X-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Dr Somana and the team at Signature Dentistry will recommend necessary x-rays based on your medical and dental history, dental exam, clinical presentation, age and risk of disease.
Bite-wing X-rays (when top and bottom teeth biting together) are recommended once every one or two years depending your specific needs.
If you think you could benefit from low dosage digital X-rays, please fill out our online contact form or call our office on 9826 1338, Dr Somana will be happy to schedule a consultation with you and discuss your options.