Are you due for your regular dental checkup? You may be due for a digital X-ray, as well!
Dental radiographs, or digital X-rays, are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information about your oral health. They help to uncover issues that may not be visible to the naked eye during your regular dental exam. Our dentists in Fort Saskatchewan use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities, enabling us to deliver a more accurate treatment plan. Without digital X-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Catching issues early and treating them right away can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
What are some things that a dental X-ray can reveal?
- Abscesses or cysts in the mouth.
- Bone loss.
- Cancerous or non-cancerous tumors.
- Decay between the teeth that can lead to more serious problems.
- Developmental abnormalities in children.
- Poor tooth and root positions that need attention.
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line that could lead to problems such as gum disease.
What type of dental X-rays are used at Fort Dental Health Group?
We use digital X-rays at our clinic. There are many advantages to the digital X-ray over its film counterpart, such as its use of approximately 70% less radiation than film! Digital X-rays are also ready for viewing immediately, whereas the film variety takes time to develop, delaying your diagnosis and treatment plan. Where film X-rays have the potential to be unclear or dark, digital X-rays give us the flexibility to brighten, sharpen, adjust and enhance the image for a more accurate diagnosis. Producing less chemicals and less waste in the process, digital X-rays are seemingly better for the environment, and your overall health. There is also the convenience of easily storing digital X-ray files on a computer for longevity and easy access later.
How often do I need dental X-ray?
There is no particular schedule one should follow – each patient’s needs are unique, and a schedule will be customized by your dentist based on the current state of your oral health, medical history, symptoms, and more.
Dr. Christie Schmidt
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB