Dental x-rays are often necessary when accessing your oral health as they provide a picture of areas the dentist cannot see. Most dentists recommend having bite wings (small intraoral x-rays of your back teeth) taken every two years during your oral examination to prevent any decay progressing unchecked.
Our practice is equipped with digital x-rays. This means your x-ray image is on the computer screen within 5 seconds of exposure. Not only does this save time, but it also dramatically reduces the amount of radiation your mouth is exposed to when compared to a manual film. It is also possible to enlarge the digital x-rays on the computer screen, making it easier to point out and explain specific areas to give you a better understanding of your oral condition.