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A Dental Xray can give the dentist a good view of the jaw alignment, any decay between teeth as well as identifying any impacted teeth, abscesses, or cysts on the roots of the teeth.
Done as patient consented and / or dentist requested
Dental Xrays (radiographs) are very important in diagnosing and preventing oral disease that is not visible to the naked-eye. Your dentist can assess the radiograph and find any hidden infection or abnormalities, and give you a complete account of your teeth and mouth. Without the radiographs, many potential diseases will not be detected.
Dental radiographs can assess for any infection or decay between the teeth, bone loss, problems at the root, the position of the root and teeth, abscess, cancer or non-cancerous tumours. Decay can present itself between your teeth that can not be detected with the naked- eye. By catching it early, before it spreads, you are much better able to save your tooth, discomfort, time and money.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Many sources in our environment give rise to radiation. Dental x-rays give rise to only a low level of radiation, and so the amount of radiation in a dental clinic is equivalent to the amount you receive from natural sources.
How often should dental X-rays be taken?
The need for x-rays are personalised for your needs. Your dentist will assess the amount of disease present in your mouth and be able to make a custom-made decision that is tailored to your individual needs.
An OPG is a full X-ray image of the mouth, which shows the jaw, teeth, roots, wisdom teeth and surrounding structures.
This will help to diagnose and assess:
- An overall screen of your teeth
- Wisdom teeth
- Dental pain
- Orthodontic treatment
- Cancerous or non-cancerous tumours
Your Perth dentist at Alexander Drive Dental Clinic will discuss with you whether an OPG is required for your mouth, depending on your dental needs.
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