Are Dental X-rays Important?

X-rays, also known as radiographs, capture images of what’s happening below the surface and in between your teeth

One of the primary reasons we recommend regular visits to the dentist, is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find noticeable signs of issues, not everything is visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays play such an important part of optimum dental care. We can use the latest digital X-ray technology to uncover tooth decay, gum disease, infection, tooth cracks, bone loss and other problems that aren’t visible to the eye. Intraoral bitewing X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth.

These X-rays allow us to:

- Locate any cavities
- Look at your tooth’s roots
- Monitor developing teeth
- Help diagnose periodontal disease
- Check the health of the bone area around the tooth

If you are pregnant it is always important you do inform your dentist at the beginning of your visit with us.