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Dental X-rays

Bringing the Insides Out!

Dental X-rays Melbourne CBD

Dental X-rays take images of your teeth that your Melbourne CBD dentist can use to assess your dental and overall oral problems.

This helps your Melbourne CBD dentist identify and measure tooth decay, bone deformities, root pathologies, periodontal disease, teeth eruption, and many other issues.

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They may seem complicated, but they’re a standard treatment just as significant as teeth cleaning.

Dental X-rays can show:

  • Small areas of decay between teeth
  • Decay beneath fillings
  • Cysts and other types of tumours
  • Bone loss in the jaw due to gum disease
  • The position of teeth to determine what kind of tooth implant, braces, or dentures are required
  • Abscesses

Importance of Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays are usually done every year.

They may be performed more frequently if your Melbourne CBD dentist is monitoring the development of an existing dental problem or procedure.

  • 70% less radiation than traditional film X-rays
  • Take less time and is easier to take than traditional film X-rays
  • Modernised designs, taking the pain out of taking X-rays
  • Better quality viewing
  • Immediate results
  • Prevent issues from being undetected
  • Lessen your time in the dental chair
  • Easily stored on the computer
  • More costly and environment-friendly

The factors that may affect the frequency you undergo dental X-rays include:

  • Age
  • Current oral health
  • Symptoms of an oral disease
  • History of gum disease or cavities

Young patients may need dental X-rays more often than adults since their dentists might require keeping track of their permanent (adult) teeth.

How are X-rays Performed?

Most patients don’t have any problems or discomfort when taking dental X-rays. The size and location of the sensor placement are a big factor in your comfort.

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The size of your mouth is also a factor. If you have a small mouth, placing the sensor becomes a little more challenging. Taking X-rays should never be painful.

If you have a sensitive gag reflex, you may want to let your dental technician know ahead of time. There are things they can do to help prevent gag reflex while taking the X-ray. Children are especially prone to gag reflexes and have a hard time with dental X-rays.

Once your X-ray session is completed, your X-rays will be examined by your Melbourne CBD dentist. If they show any areas of concern, you may be called to return to the office for a special consultation.

Dental X-rays in Melbourne CBD

If you have concerns about dental X-rays, call us today so we can provide you with the information you need.

Request an appointment with your Melbourne CBD dentist today!

To book your dental X-rays in Melbourne CBD, call us on (03) 9642 8955 or request an appointment online.

We are located at Level 17, 190 Queen Street in Melbourne CBD.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why there are different types of X-rays?

Each type has its different uses and benefits. You may need several types of X-rays to achieve a complete evaluation of your oral health.

Why do I need to undergo dental X-rays?
Dental X-rays are an important part of a complete program of oral hygiene. Depending on your age and risk of tooth decay, receive dental X-rays based on your dentist’s recommendations. If you do not adhere to your dentist’s recommendations, you could miss an opportunity to spot and treat tooth decay before it becomes a bigger problem. Early detection will save you time, money and pain.
Are dental X-rays safe?

Dental X-rays are perfectly safe! While they expose you to low radiation levels, the harmful effects associated with them are also low. You can ask for an added protection like a leaded apron to protect your abdomen or a leaded collar to cover your thyroid.