Digital X RAYS

Digital X-rays - Edmonton

Digital X-rays are now a reality in dental diagnostic imaging. Now you can have your dental x-rays done electronically, almost instantly appearing on our computer screen, with less radiation. We can optimize the brightness and contrast, as well as enlarge them for easier viewing.

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

Dental x-rays are one of the most important tools we have to help people avoid serious dental problems because they let us detect problems while they are still small- before they are even visible to the naked eye – before serious conditions develop. In addition, they are also very safe for the patient.

To emphasize the safety of dental x-rays, we quote from an article by doctors Truhlar, Morris and Ochi in the Journal of Implant Dentistry Vol 2 No. 21993. “ The calculated risk of cancer to a patient from a Panoramic x-ray or series of cavity detecting x-rays is less than one in a million.”

25 important reasons why you should have regular dental x-rays.

  • To determine the presence of hidden decay
  • To determine the presence of dental abscess
  • To determine the presence of cysts
  • To determine the presence of tumors (benign or malignant)
  • To determine whether to remove primary teeth
  • To determine if complete complement of permanent teeth is present
  • To determine condition of root canal filled teeth
  • To determine condition of deep restorations
  • To determine if decay present in abnormal areas
  • To determine condition of supporting bone
  • To determine presence of impacted teeth
  • To determine if extra (supernumerary) teeth are present
  • To determine depth of periodontal abscess
  • To determine strength of teeth for support for fixed bridge
  • To determine amount of bone destruction in periodontal disease
  • To determine presence of ill-fitting restorations
  • To determine reasons for pressure sensitivity
  • To determine presence of fractured roots
  • To determine location of abscess in multi-rooted teeth
  • To determine presence of foreign bodies
  • To locate fistula track
  • To examine bridge field
  • To locate hidden calculus
  • To observe root involvement with sinuses
  • To determine presence of abnormally shaped roots

"A healthy mouth can extend human life 10 years." Dr. Charles May

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