What are dental x rays?
During your dental examination, we may use dental x-rays to assess and help diagnose your dental health. By doing this, we will be able to make a correct analysis of the condition of your teeth. We will be able to check for such problems as tooth decay, bone density, infections, impacted teeth and periodontal disease.
By our now using digital x-rays, we will be able to gather information that is quick and easy to evaluate and you will be at a lower risk of radiation exposure as much less radiation is used for digital radiographs. As well, we are able to store your results electronically and view them more efficiently. This will allow our team to provide you with the best service to ensure that we restore and maintain your oral health effectively.
Safety of dental x-rays
Although dental X-rays involves some radiation, the levels of radiation required for digital x-rays exposure is very low. Most modern dental offices, such as ours, currently use the upgraded and latest digital radiography.
Dental X-rays during pregnancy
Dental x-rays might be required during pregnancy as part of a dental treatment or during a dental emergency. Dental x-rays are only used when absolutely necessary and that means possibly even during a pregnancy. However, if necessary, this will be discussed with you and will only be taken with your knowledge and approval. Dental x-rays do not need to be postponed, if you are attempting to conceive or breastfeeding.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.