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Digital X-rays and Intra-Oral Camera

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Dental x-rays are often necessary when assessing your oral health as they provide a picture of areas the dentist cannot see. Most dentists recommend having bite wing x-rays (small intraoral x-rays of your back teeth) taken every two years during your oral examination to prevent any decay progressing unchecked.

Digital X-Rays

Our surgery at Plainland Dental is equipped for digital x-rays. This means that your x-ray image will be on the computer screen within 5 seconds of exposure. Not only does this save you time, it also drastically reduces the amount of radiation your mouth is exposed to compared to a manual film x-ray. Digital x-rays can be used to highlight and enlarge specific areas to give you a better understanding of your oral condition.

Intra-oral cameras

In order to get a full picture of what is going on inside your mouth, we have also equipped our surgery with intra-oral cameras. This allows your dentist to show you, via a roof-mounted TV, a live video image of exactly what’s happening inside your mouth. This is often used during an examination to explain more clearly any problems that may be present, and how to prevent them from getting worse or what treatment is best suited to them.

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OPG

Another type of x-ray you ma be required to have taken is an OPG. This is an extra-oral x-ray that shows your upper and lower jaw, sinuses and jaw joint. This provides a good general picture of your teeth, their relative positions and angulations in the jaw, as well as the basic shapes and angles of the roots. This type of x-ray is typically used when treating wisdom teeth, as well as for orthodontic treatments, extractions or oral surgery procedures. 

If you would like more information about dental x-rays, please contact our surgery where our friendly staff can assist you.