Why are dental x-rays important?
There are several answers to this question. X-rays, or radiographs, search for abnormalities in the mouth. The x-rays themselves display the hard tissue that we are unable to see, which includes in between the teeth and under the gums. It shows us what the conditions of the jaw bones are, and can be used to diagnosed major jaw issues, like fractures and cysts. Routine radiographs are used so a full diagnostic evaluation can be done of your oral health. Bitewing radiographs in particular help us determine if there are cavities in between your teeth, an area that we cannot see during a visual examination of the mouth. Many cavities can be caught early with the use of these images, so we can treat them before they become large health issues. Pain is a poor indicator of a cavity, especially if it is small and only in the enamel layer of the teeth. See below for more details:
At Bright Dental Clinic, we use a superior digital radiograph system that is a fraction of the radiation of traditional radiograph machines. You can be assured that we look at your safety first and foremost, while providing efficient and tailored dental care. Call us if you have any questions or to book an appointment – 604.472.8882. Thanks!