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Dental X-rays help with making a diagnosis, planning treatment or monitoring the health of your teeth.
They involve the use of ionising radiation (X-rays) to produce detailed images of teeth, gums and jaws.
Everyone receives ionising radiation every day from radioactivity in the air, food we eat and even from space.
The amount of radiation used for dental X-rays is similar to your everyday exposure over a few days, so the risks associated with them are very low for both adults and children.
The main benefit of the X-ray is making the correct diagnosis or plan, or ensuring your teeth are healthy, so you can get the treatment that’s right for you. The X-ray will have been approved by a specialist (usually your dentist) who has agreed that the benefit is far greater than the small risk from X-rays.
Our staff and equipment
Your Dentist is trained to take the best possible images using the lowest amount of radiation.
Equipment is regularly serviced to make sure your X-rays are safe and effective.
You will have your X-ray taken during your dental examination.
The Dentist will review and record your X- ray immediately and then explain the results to you.