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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.

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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.

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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.