Frequently asked Questions
How does it work?
The dental assistant or technician places a protective apron over your chest. Then, the X-ray sensor or film is placed in your mouth for the image
What are dental x-rays ?
Dental X-rays involves passing of safe dosages of electromagnetic radiation through the jaw to produce images of the structures insides the bone.
the dental assistant or technician places a protective apron over your chest. Then, the X-ray sensor or film is placed in your mouth for the image
Why do dentists need to take X-rays ?
Dental X-rays help the dentist to diagnose and plan your treatment
Understanding the position of your jaws and also its relation to your teeth and face
To detect for any bone loss ascociated with Gum disease
To also check for any decay under dental fillings
Detecting how deep are your decay cavities and to what extent its severity
As a routine examination procedure for treatments like Dental implants and orthodontics in making sure the bone is normal
To check if any extra teeth or calcified sturctures are present under bone
To check for the position of unerupted teeth escpecially the ''wisdom teeth''
Will it hurt?
Getting an x-ray done will not hurt at all. It's absolutely pain free!
How much time does it take?
Taking an X-ray is only a matter of minutes and with digital x-ray's the image is instanly ready.
How much radiation will I be exposed to?
Modern digital radiography uses extremely low doses of radiation. The amount of radiation in one set of bitewing X-rays is about the same as one day of natural background radiation, or a short airplane flight (1-2 hours).
Are xrays safe during pregnancy ?
While this level isn’t considered enough to harm a developing fetus, it’s still recommended for pregnant women to postpone this procedure.
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