Dental x-rays allow the staff at Living Wellness Dental Dorchester of Calgary, AB to find problems that may have started developing below the gum line or within a tooth. X-rays are just one of several diagnostic tools used in our practice for finding problems oral health issues that require immediate attention from a professional. Cavities, infections, disease, and other problems can be spotted using these images.

What are the benefits of dental x-rays?

X-rays are a safe, non-invasive and painless technology used to enhance trained professionals’ ability to diagnose structural deterioration or irregularities that may be invisible to the naked eye. There is extensive information available on x-ray safety. The amount of radiation exposure of a traditional dental x-ray is less than the average human would expect to be exposed to by nature in a typical day. Routine x-rays are used to monitor treatment progression, procedural success or exacerbation of oral issues and are a valuable part of a client’s road to achieving oral health and wellness. There are several advantages to dental x-rays:

  • Dental x-rays allow the dentist to see into the tooth, bone, and gums beyond what is physically seen
  • Dental x-rays offer a method of diagnosing common dental problems early on to avoid progression
  • Dental x-rays produce a safe amount of radiation to complete, though a protective apron is provided for further protection
  • Dental x-rays allow a visual for a client to see more than just surficial properties of their smiles
  • Dental x-rays are affordable
  • Dental x-rays increase the likelihood of achieving a proper diagnosis

How often do you need dental x-rays?

Most clients who schedule their first appointment with our team will have a series of x-rays done to capture their dental status and form a critical part of their dental record. Additional x-rays are performed at certain intervals and where certain procedures dictate they are necessary. Our team will determine how often dental x-rays will need to be done based on a patient’s oral health, overall health, and current conditions that need to be monitored by our professionals. 

In need of dental x-rays?

There are benefits of routine dental x-rays, and our team can provide full mouth x-rays as needed or during recall visits for patients with dental concerns. Dr. Robertson and Drs. Cameron and David MacLean are dedicated to ensuring the best possible care for new and current patients. Call Living Wellness Dental Dorchester at (587) 327-1500 to request a consultation appointment and discuss your diagnostic service needs. We are located at 601, 1333 8 Street S.W.