When you visit your dentist for a routine exam, he or she will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to look for signs of cavities or gum disease. However, while they may observe the soft and hard tissues of the mouth very closely, they will not be able to see everything. To get a complete picture of your oral health, x-rays will be taken. Digital x-rays are easier to take and easier to view to detect potential problems.
Digital radiography in Etobicoke, ON, or digital x-rays, utilize an electronic sensor instead of traditional x-ray film to capture images. The advantage of this is that digital images are then easily stored directly on a computer. Additionally, your dentist can instantly view and enlarge the images to more easily find problems and point them out to you when necessary. Digital x-rays are also better for the patient and the environment – they reduce patient radiation exposure (by up to 90% compared to traditional dental x-rays) and do not require film processing, which can contribute harmful waste products and chemicals to the environment.
X-rays provide dentists with valuable information that would otherwise go unnoticed during a regular dental exam. This includes getting a look at what is going on between the teeth and under the gums. This information allows dentists to find hidden dental abnormalities and create an effective treatment plan in response.
A few examples of issues that x-rays can show include:
By detecting problems early, your dentist will be better able to treat them, saving you money, and preventing unnecessary stress.
You may not realize that we are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The radiation exposure of traditional dental x-rays is 1/100th of the amount of radiation obtained from natural sources in the US each year. Digital x-rays produce even less radiation than this. You can also be assured of your safety because x-rays are only taken when necessary and lead apron shields are used.
Get in touch with Emiles Dental Care for the best quality of digital dental X-Rays in Etobicoke and other nearby locations including Rexdale, Woodbridge, Toronto, Humber Summit, Malton, and Clairville.