The importance of dental x-rays

Brampton Periodontists, Brampton Dentists, Best Dentist in Caledon, Dental Health, Top Dentists in Brampton, The Importance Of Dental x-rays, Peterborough Periodontists,Along with an examination dental x-rays are an important part of your dental health. Dental x-rays help to diagnose cavities between the teeth (that can not be seen by a visual examination), cracks in teeth, teeth that are trapped under the gums, such as wisdom teeth, diseases in the bone, periodontal or gum disease, infections underneath the gum, bone loss, abscesses, cysts or tumors.

The Ontario Dental Association as well as the Canadian and American Dental Associations all agree that how often X-rays should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease you may be experiencing. For example, children may require X-rays more often than adults. This is because their teeth and jaws are still developing. Also, their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay than those of adults. On an individual basis, your dentist/periodontist decides how often to take x-rays depending on the health of the oral cavity. If you are prone to cavities or have a lot of bone loss more frequent x-rays may be taken.

X-rays help to diagnose problems early, when they are easily treatable and cost a lot less money. It is better to have a small filling done then to let it go until you are in pain. If there is pain or infection this means you have let the problem get too far and may need a lot of treatment which also increases time of treatment and cost.

On an individual basis, your dentist/periodontist decides how often to take x-rays depending on the health of the oral cavity. If you are prone to cavities or have a lot of bone loss more frequent x-rays may be taken.

Brampton Periodontists, Brampton Dentists, Best Dentist in Caledon, Dental Health, Top Dentists in Brampton,

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski – Brampton Dentists 905-458-6620

Peterborough Periodontists, Peterborough Dentists, Kawarthas Dentists, Dental Health, Top Dentists in Peterborough,

Dr. Annabel Braganza – Peterborough Periodontist 705-741-1885

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