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Dental X-Ray Services

 
We have the most up to date Digital X-ray Equipment, including Orthopantomograph (OPG), Lateral Cephalograph (for Orthodontics) and 3D Conebeam (for Implants, etc) and various sizes of Digital Sensors to allow us to scan all your teeth and relative hard and soft tissues. This enables us to see any problems that may need attention at an early stage and avoid major treatments later on.
 
We also have the most up  to date Intraoral and Extraoral Digital Cameras to assist us during your treatments.
 

Dental X-Rays

 
A Dental X-Ray is an essential diagnostic tool that provides your dentist or dental hygienist with valuable information about your oral health that would not otherwise be visible during a regular dental exam. This information can be used to safely and accurately detect hidden any dental abnormalities and to produce a suitable treatment plan.
 
Potential problems that dental x-rays may reveal:
 

  • Cysts or abscesses
  • Bone loss
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between teeth
  • Poor root and tooth positions
  • Problems inside the tooth or below the gum line

 
Early stage detection of hidden dental problems is essential to prevent avoidable and costly dental treatments, discomfort, and your teeth!
 
Are dental x-rays safe?
 
Dental x-rays are considered safe as they produce a low level of radiation . We are exposed to natural radiation in our every day environment. A full mouth series of x-rays gives an amount of radiation exposure equal to the amount a person receives in one day from natural sources.
 
Dentists use fast film to reduce the exposure time of each x-ray as well as lead apron shields to protect the body and limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays.
 
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
 
The need for a dental x-ray depends on a patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist or dental hygienist will recommend any necessary dental x-rays based on your dental and medical history, age, dental examinations, signs and symptoms, and disease risk profile.
 
We recommend a full mouth series of dental x-rays for new patients and thereafter at three to five year intervals.  Bite-wing x-rays of the top and bottom teeth biting together are taken at your regular six month dental check-up visits to detect any potential new dental problems.
 
To book an appointment please contact:
Park Clinic Dental 01 2853666
Knocklyon Dental 01 4936909