Radiographs, commonly known as x-rays, give your dentist the ability to see areas between and inside your teeth not possible by a visual examination. X-rays help them see the condition of your teeth, roots, jaw placement and facial bone composition. Your dentist can also view the tip of your roots and bone underneath your gums (places not normally
visible to the naked eye.) Although they are used as part of a routine examination to rule out dental disease, x-rays also help your dentist in diagnosing any specific or isolated dental problems like cavities, tooth decay and impacted teeth.
Dental X-Rays at Marigold Dental
Marigold Dental wants to provide the best possible dental care to their patients. However, a visual examination doesn’t always tell us everything we need to know. Thanks to the advanced technology of dental X-rays, at Marigold Dental our Dentists can accurately spot trouble early, within our patient’s mouths, gums, jaws and teeth. Treating problems at an early stage can save money, pain and improve your overall health. In fact, recent studies have actually linked dental disease to heart disease.
Why Dental X-Rays
Dental X-Rays are generally performed as part of a regular oral check-up to help our dentists identify
dental issues that cannot be detected by a visual examination. X-rays also help detect a dental issue at an early stage so that your dentist can treat the problem before it worsens and becomes painful, costly or sometimes even life threatening. X-Rays generally help your dentist in the diagnosis of:
- Decay between teeth or beneath existing fillings
- Position and condition of teeth to help prepare for dental
implants, dentures, braces and other dental procedures
- Cysts and tumors
- Bone loss in jaw
- Changes in bone or root canals due to infection
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
In general practice, x-ays are often performed yearly to monitor your teeth. However, they may be taken more frequently if your dentist finds a dental issue in your mouth that requires more frequent closer observation.
X-Rays were once considered a source of harmful radiation. With the advance of high contrast digital imaging, designed to reduce radiation up to 90%, x-rays are now considered safe and the patient’s exposure negligible.
The Dental X-Rays can be broadly classified into 2 types, i.e. Intraoral X-Rays and Extraoral X-Rays.
I. Intraoral X-Rays: These are the most commonly used type of dental X-Rays and can be further classified as bitewing, periapical and occlusal X-Rays.
II. Extraoral X-Rays: Generally used to detect problems in the jaw and skull. They are further classified as, Panoramic X-rays, Tomograms, Cephalometric and Sialogram
Dr. Kiran Sandhu prides herself in providing gentle and stress free dental care. Her practice philosophy is to listen to her patients and to provide the highest quality treatment and care in a comfortable environment. She is passionate about Dentistry, with her compassionate nature she makes the dental experience a pleasant one.
Recognizing that Dentistry is a dynamic profession, Dr. Sandhu takes pride in remaining current by regularly attending CDE workshops on the latest technology, products and techniques. He is a member of Canadian Dental Association (CDA), British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) and College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC).
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