Digital Dental X-Rays in Abbotsford, BC
Your Abbotsford dentist uses dental radiographs (x-rays) as essential, preventative, diagnostic tools which provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. 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.
Your Abbotsford dentist at Clayburn Dental uses dental x-rays to look for:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Are digital x-rays safe?
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of dental x-rays 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. Dentists 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, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each digital dental x-ray.
How often should digital x-rays be taken?
The need for digital dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary dental x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease. If you have more questions, please freel free to contact the Clayburn Dental Centre in Abbotsford, BC. We look forward to hearing from you.