Dental X-rays in Moggill

Dental X-rays
Moggill Village Dentist

Digital X-Rays in Moggill

We use digital radiography technology.

Compared to film-based x-rays, digital dental x-rays have significant advantages. In addition to less radiation, digital radiography is also more efficient. In our treatment rooms, images appear on computer monitors immediately, and they can be shared with our dentists for consultation. Moreover, we can also display them on the computer monitors in our treatment rooms to improve patient education.

Dentists, doctors, and insurance companies can view these images online. As a result of this collaboration, we are able to offer our patients the most current ideas and methodologies.

Why do we need dental x-rays?

In addition to serving as a preventative, diagnostic tool, dental radiographs (x-rays) are useful in providing valuable information not visible during a routine dental exam.  Otherwise, problems may remain undetected.

What are digital dental x-rays?

Worldwide, digital dental X-rays are replacing traditional film X-rays. The reason for this is that digital X-ray sensors create less radiation. Additionally, it enhances computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures. Due to faster processing time, digital x-rays can provide results instantly. As a result, we can reach a more accurate and quick diagnosis.

By using digital x-rays, your dentist can capture high quality images of your teeth, jaw, and other structures in your mouth in order to detect decay, diagnose diseases and other problems. Using this information, dentists can safely and accurately detect dental abnormalities and create an accurate treatment plan.

There are two types of digital dental X-rays: intraoral (inside your mouth) and extraoral (outside your mouth).

What are the benefits of digital X-rays?

  • Due to the fact that they can reveal hidden decay in between teeth or below fillings. It can also be used to examine gum disease, abscesses, and tumours. A visual dental examination may not be able to detect these conditions.
  • The images can be viewed immediately on a computer screen, as well as manipulated to improve detail and contrast. A faster diagnosis is therefore possible. Furthermore, dentists can transmit the images electronically to specialists for further consultation without compromising image quality.
  • In addition, they are easy to store in patient’s electronic records and sent immediately to insurers and specialists. As a result, there is a reduction in lead times between diagnosis and treatment, resulting in faster payment from insurance companies. Hence, money, time, and patient inconvenience are reduced.
  • In contrast to film, digital sensors and PSP plates require between 50 and 80 percent less radiation. Additionally, this technology adheres to the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle, which promotes radiation safety.
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“Dental x-rays are an important method of diagnosing diseases and conditions of the teeth, gums, and mouth. Dental x-rays provide information that guides treatment decisions.  It is possible for problems to go undetected and untreated without x-rays.

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

New Patients…

We need diagnostic radiographs of our patients’ mouths in order to treat them properly.  As a result, new patients should undergo a full mouth series of dental x-rays.  These are usually good for three to five years. We are happy to accept this information from previous consultations.

We understand that no one wants to be exposed to x-rays, even if the dose is small. That’s why we use digital x-ray equipment. By doing so, our patients will receive the lowest possible dose of radiation as well as the most precise images.

Existing Patients…

Each year, we recommend taking bitewing x-rays for our patients. There are some patients who are pathology-free.  For these patients, dental x-rays can be taken every two years, or just when there is a discrepancy spotted by the dentist. Patients with a higher risk of developing pathologies or who have existing pathologies that need evaluation have x-rays twice a year or more.

To offer our patients the best possible treatment, and to ensure insurance reimbursement, it is necessary to document pathology with x-rays. Our goal is to minimize exposure and maximize comfort.

Definition of Dental Terminology

Intraoral Dental X-rays

 Different types of intraoral X-rays exist. Each one reveals different aspects of each tooth.

Bitewing X-rays

Bitewing X-rays depict the upper and lower teeth in one specific area of the mouth.

Periparial X-rays

Periparial X-rays reveal the whole tooth – from the crown to the attachment point in the jaw.

Occlusal X-rays

Occlusal X-rays show the development and placement of an entire arch of teeth.

Extraoral Dental X-rays

An extraoral x-ray is used to detect dental problems with a focus on the jaw and skull.

Panoramic X-rays

These are 2-D dental x-rays that capture images of the whole mouth in a single image.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most frequent questions and answers
Q. What do Dental x-rays reveal?

Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Small areas of decay between the teeth.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours.
  • Fractures.
  • Developmental irregularities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Q. Are dental x-rays safe?

Dental X-rays do involve radiation, but the doses are so low that they are considered safe for children and adults.  During dental x-rays, dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation. If you are pregnant,  just make sure your dentist knows about your condition.

Q. What are the advantages of digital dental x-rays over traditional dental x-rays?

Digital x-rays have many advantages over traditional x-rays:

  • Less radiation exposure.
  • Enhances the quality of images.
  • Comparing multiple images is possible.
  • Images with a high resolution.
  • Accurately measure size and distance.
  • Sharing information among healthcare professionals.
Q. How do we perform a digital dental x-ray?

A digital x-ray is very similar to a traditional x-ray. With the help of a plastic positioning device, your dentist will place a rectangle-shaped sensor in your mouth. In order to hold the sensor in place, the doctor will ask you to bite down on the positioning device. The X-ray generator is aimed toward the image sensor. X-rays are produced when they strike the x-ray sensor.

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