Digital x-rays emit only low levels of radiation. They are an invaluable diagnostic tool. A dental x-ray allows our dentist to closely examine areas of your mouth that cannot be seen by the naked eye. This includes your tooth roots and the bone surrounding your teeth and contact areas in between your teeth. We may utilise x-rays to determine the position of teeth yet to erupt and to examine jaw joints.
How Frequently Will I Need Digital X-Rays?
Adults with reasonable dental health generally require a set of x-rays every two years. This allows us to closely monitor your dental health. Children may need x-rays more frequently because their teeth and jaws are rapidly developing. We only take x-rays when required, but if you have a toothache or a potential tooth infection, an x-ray will soon allow us to diagnose the problem, so we can provide appropriate treatment more quickly. Digital x-rays can be securely emailed to dental specialists, if a second opinion is required.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.