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Dental X-rays can be an essential preventive and diagnostic tool which can help detect issues not visible during a normal dental examination. When you’re prescribed a dental X-ray in Saint John, come to Millidge Place Dental Clinic – Dr. Murray Holburn. Our dentists and dental hygienists can perform X-ray accurately to detect any kind of dental abnormalities and proceed with the required treatment accordingly.
Dental X-rays are safe, and the amount of radiation used for the dental X-ray is the same as that of the radiation we receive from natural sources every day. Still, at our clinic, we use the necessary precaution to limit the exposure to radiation as much as possible. Precautions can include using a fast film or lead apron shield that can cut down the exposure time.
Dental X-rays can be used to detect:
Cysts or abscesses
Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours
Decay between teeth
Poor tooth and root positions
Problems occurring inside a tooth or below the gum line
Dental X-rays can help us detect dental problems at their initial stage, so that the treatment can be started thereon. This will help you protect your teeth, save you from unwanted expenses, and prevent unnecessary discomfort.
If you are a new patient, we would recommend a series of full mouth images. This can be used for 3-5 years. Then for any check-up visits, bitewing X-rays are recommended once or twice a year.
Dr. Murray P. Holburn during the check-up, will take your medical and dental history into account. This will also include the findings from your oral examination. The need of X-rays however, also depends on your individual health need. If you have any risk factor relating to any disease, age, or any other concern, we can decide on the appropriate amount of radiography.
For more details on dental X-rays, contact us.