X-rays are a primary tool for early detection of dental problems. Dental X-rays are pictures of the teeth and surrounding bone structure, which help find problems with the teeth and jaw.
X-rays can show cavities or tooth decay not apparent on visual clinical exam; hidden dental structures (such as impacted/un-erupted teeth, cysts, etc) bone loss around the teeth. Dental X-rays may also be done as follow-up after dental treatments. At York dental Clinic, we use digital x-rays, which deliver only 1/5th radiation as compared to a traditional film x ray,that is 80-80% less radiation!
On-screen X-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed and rich in contrast.
Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting X-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically for consultation that can be presented to you quickly.
X-rays give us a clear view of what we can’t see such as decay between the teeth. An intraoral camera gives the patient, a view of what the dentist sees. An intraoral camera is a device that is about the size of a toothbrush. Broken fillings, fractured teeth, decay, or any other dental problem can be viewed so that we can discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you.