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Saban Dental is equipped with a variety of digital imaging solutions allowing us to magnify and treat specific areas opf concern. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
What is dental radiograph?
Radiographic images are required to confirm exact dental diagnosis, and play essential role in providing proper treatment for the best interest of our valued patients. Main purpose of radiograph is to detect cavities, bone level, as well as pathological activities that are not visible to the naked eye such as cysts, tumors and suspicious lesions that are developing under the gums. Missing and/or extra teeth, impacted teeth, tooth abnormalities, and retained roots can be easily detected from radiographic images as well. There are three different types of radiographs commonly taken at dental offices:
Aims to view the entire structure of a tooth, including root of the tooth and its surroundings. This type of radiograph is most helpful if there are any suspicious pathological activities around the roots. Level of bone loss can also be detected from periapical x-rays.
Both top and bottom teeth are seen in a bitewing x-ray. Unlike periapical x-ray, roots cannot be seen. The level of bone loss can be detected but not as well as you can see in a periapical x-ray. Bitewing, however, serves as an excellent diagnostic tool for detecting cavities especially in between teeth where adjacent teeth are in contact.
This is a different type of x-ray as the machine goes around your head to provide an overview of your teeth including jaw. Entire teeth from crown to roots can be seen as well as bone level. Panoramic x-ray is most commonly prescribed by the dentist to determine exact location of wisdom teeth
Are X-Rays Dangerous? Risks?
Although there are risks involved in radiographs, its benefits far outweigh the risks. Our patients at Saban Family Dental are exposed to less radiation as we use digital radiograph machine, which produce less radiation compared to conventional radiograph machines.
Digital radiograph machine produces far less radiation than conventional radiograph machines. Amount of radiation you are exposed while taking dental x-rays is equivalent to the radiation you are exposed while you are under the sun. Plus, we provide protective lead aprons to ensure your safety!
Saban Family Dental is located in Etobicoke, ON at 325 Burnhamthorpe Rd and offers a complete range of dental services for children, adults, and seniors.