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 fist 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 The Richmond Dental Centre, 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 such as cavities or bone loss.
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.