The frequency in which you need dental X-rays is figured on an individual basis. Factors like oral hygiene, how often you visit the dentist, your dental restoration history, and symptoms of your teeth help determine your need for radiography. An X-ray provides vital information to the dentist, allowing dentists to diagnose areas that are normally not visible clinically. X-rays can lead to early detection of more serious problems, giving you the opportunity to find treatment quickly.
Since 2005, Peterborough Dental Clinic has employed digital radiography. Digital radiographs enable our dentist or the dental hygienist to look at your teeth and supporting structures. The X-ray image immediately appears on a computer screen to enable both the patient and the dentist to review. These images can be enlarged to increase visibility of problem areas.
The digital radiographic technology is significantly safer for you and the environment. The old method of X-ray technology emitted up to 90% more radiation. With digital X-rays, we’re also able to eliminate harmful toxic chemicals for film development.
More about Digital Radiography
For more information on digital radiography, check out the Health Physics Society web site.
Gum Disease Info
On the subject of gum disease, please refer to the following link for the Perio web site.
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