Do I really need x-rays? Are they safe for me?
At Casuarina Square Dental Care, we use digital imaging for all of our x-rays, including panoramic x-rays, which provide a full view of the mouth in one image. We typically recommend that standard small x-rays be taken every two years to help our dentists see any internal issues that may not otherwise be detected. As with all of our treatment recommendations, we customise treatment based on each patient's unique needs.
X-rays help us to identify issues such as periodontal disease and tooth decay in their earliest stages, which allows patients to address concerns quickly, before they progress. Digital x-rays also provide a clearer image for more accurate diagnosis and are readily available to be discussed so patients can be proactive about treatment. They are also easy to transfer to any other pertinent providers.
Digital x-rays are much safer for our patients, and they are also less harmful to our environment. They emit up to 80 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays, and there are no harsh chemicals required for development, reducing waste impact.
We strive to provide our patients with the safest and most comfortable procedures possible, and digital x-rays assist us in meeting this goal.