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Dental X-Rays Byford

Dental X-rays, are also called radiographs, help identify the teeth condition and evaluate a person’s oral health. To capture the images of interior teeth and gums, these X-rays are used with low radiation levels. With these images, the dentist easily identifies where the problem lies, like cavities, tooth decay, and disturbed teeth. A person visiting a dentist after a long time undergoes X-rays during the general check-up.

A professional Byford dentist can easily evaluate oral health with a dental X-ray. The low radiation level helps the dentist identify the problems like cavities, tooth decay, and affected tooth. So, if your dentist suggests an X-ray to be done on your next visit, don’t hesitate.  

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Dental Xrays in Byford

Why Do I Need To Get A Dental X-ray?

Every year, Dental X-rays are carried out as a part of a regular dental check-up. Apart from this, the dentist takes X-rays to track the progress if the person is under treatment or therapy related to oral health. As an adult, one needs dental X-rays while going to the dentist for the first time. Also, in a child, the dentist monitors the teeth’ growth with X-rays taken.

The frequency of taking dental X-rays depends upon the factors like:

  • your age
  • your current oral health
  • symptoms of oral disease or infections
  • a history of mouth-related problems 

One needs to get a dental X-ray as it gives a clear picture to your dentist to look into the mouth’s tissues, such as gums, inside the teeth and the jaw. Some signs might be invisible in the visual examination, but the invisible also becomes visible with the X-rays.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dental X-Rays

Can you see tooth decay on an X-ray?

In an X-ray, cavities or tooth decay are the dark areas in a tooth. In the earlier stages, the cavities start at the tooth's outside layer, denoted by a light colour in an X-ray. When the cavities reach the advanced stage, it is denoted by darker colour in the X-ray.

The X-ray's darkest colour is the tooth's nerve and should not be confused with tooth decay. With the help of this detailed X-ray report, the dentist from Byford gives the best treatment.

What kind of radiation do dental X-rays use, and is it safe?

Every day, we are exposed to radiation in one way or another, i.e., from the sun, cell phones, etc. A set of 4 bitewing X-rays helps check new cavities in our mouth around the 0.005 mSv (millisieverts). Similarly, the amount of radiation exposure in a single panoramic X-ray is around 0.007 mSv.

The amount of radiation is comparatively less and does not have a serious impact on our bodies. The low doses of X-ray radiation are entirely safe for anyone.

How many times can one take an X-ray in a year? Is it safe?

In the case of children's X-ray is taken every 1 to 2 years as part of a regular check-up. The X-ray is taken every and 1 and a half years to 3 years for the teenage group. The adults carry out the dental X-ray every 2 to 3 years. Amidst this, if there occurs any emergency or any treatment course that needs an X-ray, yes, it should be taken. In general, in the case of adults, the duration of the gap differs.

What are dental X-rays called?

Dental X-rays are called radiographs and create images of the internal structure using controlled pulses of radiation.

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