No, we’re not superheroes, but we do have all the state-of-the-art equipment we need to take x-rays, also known as dental radiographs, and digital photographs of your teeth and gums!
You’ll receive a comprehensive examination on your first visit, including having x-rays taken. This will allow the dentist to do a thorough tooth-by-tooth evaluation, uncovering any problems not seen by the naked eye – such as cavities or bone loss.
Taking x-rays is a critical part of your dental prevention plan – allowing us to catch small problems before they become big ones.
At Waterview Dental, our focus is completely on YOU – the patient – and that’s why we use digital x-rays, which emit less radiation than traditional methods.
You’re safe in our hands!
Taking a digital x-ray is a critical part of your dental health plan and allows your dentist to thoroughly evaluate your teeth, uncovering problems not seen by the naked eye.
Digital x-rays expose a patient to less radiation than other types of dental x-rays, reducing radiation exposure by 80%. Digital x-rays do not use film or processing chemicals and provide the dentist a clear image almost immediately. While the quality of the x-ray image is not any better than that of a film image, many dental practices are switching over to this technology in an effort to decrease radiation exposure.
Benefits of a digital x-ray include:
- The results are available within seconds
- Electronic storage and simple digital transfer to you or a specialist clinic
- Image enhancement to strengthen diagnosis
See what the Canadian Dental Association says on x-rays here.