Dental X-Ray Services in Sydney
Dental x-rays can mean the difference between early detection of dental problems and finding out when it is already too late…
To receive an accurate diagnostic assessment of your oral condition, call No Gaps Dental for a preventative oral exam and x-ray today – call our Sydney Dental Clinic at (02) 80076727.
A physical examination of your teeth’s exterior condition is sometimes not enough when it comes to locating problems that may be lurking beneath the surface. Dentists rely on x-rays to improve their diagnostic capabilities and identify any underlying issues that may require immediate attention.
Dental x-rays can display a clear picture of what may be obstructed or hidden from view – inside your teeth and their surrounding regions, including bones and soft tissues. It is extremely useful for identifying problems in the bones, jaws and hard tissue regions.
At No Gaps Dental, we utilise accurate diagnostic equipment to improve the accuracy of our dental assessments – which includes the use of x-rays. We deliver this diagnostic technique within a very safe and efficient clinical environment, using sound protocols to minimise risks of radiation and significantly reduce any potential effects on both patients and staff alike.
Types of Dental X-Rays
Intra-oral x-rays: This is a commonly used technique that involves placing the x-ray film inside the mouth to obtain a detailed snapshot of specific regions within the oral cavity. It is mostly used in the identification of caries, abnormalities in teeth development and tooth root issues.
Extra-oral x-rays: The film is placed outside the mouth as the focus of extra-oral x-rays covers a broader region that encompasses the jaw and skull. This technique is highly effective for monitoring jaw developments in relation to the teeth.
Digital x-rays: This modern diagnostic technique involves the transmission of x-ray images to a computer, which allows the images to be stored and readily viewed – even enlarged and enhanced to increase clarity. Digital x-rays are highly prized for their low-dose radiation properties, which improve the health and safety of patients and healthcare staff.
What Are The Main Applications of Dental X-Rays?
Besides safeguarding the oral health of dental patients through accurate diagnosis – allowing early treatment of teeth and jaw problems before they cause irreversible damage – dental x-rays are also highly effective in the following ways:
- Identify decay inside the tooth or below the gum line;
- Detect tartar build-up and cavities on the side of the tooth that is blocked from physical examination;
- Provide detailed information on growth patterns of teeth and jaws – especially important for children.
- Give a clear purview of problematic issues in the skeletal system;
- Locate cracks in dental fillings and underlying decay;
- Identify decays that escape surface examination, for example, when they occur in tiny pits between teeth;
- Identify and assess extent of bone loss as a result of gum disease;
- Assist in preparation and treatment for dental implant procedures;
- Assist in treatment planning for placement of orthodontic braces;
- Locate abnormalities like cysts, lymphoma and oral cancer;
- Identify root infection or damage to nerve (important for root canal treatment diagnosis);
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At No Gaps Dental, we do not treat lightly the risk of radiation associated with dental radiography — even though it is an extremely low risk. We are committed to promoting a healthy and safe dental environment for everyone by adopting low-dose radiation exposure equipment and strict adherence to sound radiation principles.
Various dental procedures require a dental x-ray, including wisdom tooth removal. Your wisdom teeth, the last teeth to grow in your mouth, often get stuck below the surface of your gums or grow at an odd angle, causing discomfort or other oral complications. During your initial consultation, we will complete a dental x-ray to determine if a wisdom tooth extraction is the best course of action.
A tooth cavity is a hole in your tooth that develops when acid erodes the enamel and can worsen when left untreated. At No Gaps Dental, we provide various tooth cavity treatments, from dental fillings to dental crowns, onlays and inlays.
If your teeth are misaligned, it’s more than an aesthetic concern. It can make it challenging to properly clean your teeth and potentially lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Our dentist will conduct a dental x-ray to determine your type of teeth misalignment and provide you with suitable treatment.
Contact No Gaps Dental for a preventative oral exam and x-ray today — call our Sydney Dental Clinic on (02) 8069 9750.