Dental x-rays are very important diagnostic tools for the dentist. The primary reason for taking x-rays is to aid in detecting decay that is not visible to the naked eye.
When decay is identified early, it is easier to treat and less uncomfortable for the patient. A dentist will also use x-rays to spot any changes in the supporting structures of the jaw and any types of dental pathology, that can not be seen.
Dental x-rays are a valuable aid in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal but at Galt Dental Care we utilize Digital Imaging Technologies and the exposure time is significantly less when compared to traditional radiographs. Which means very minimal radiation exposure. Digital x-rays also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information much faster and more accurately.