At Okanagan Dentistry, we prioritize your oral health and utilize advanced digital X-rays as a vital tool in our dental examinations. These X-rays play a crucial role in accurately diagnosing dental decay and other oral diseases, tailoring your treatment to your specific needs.
The necessity for X-rays during your dental visits depends on various factors, including your health status, age, risk factors, and any signs of potential dental problems. Children may require X-rays more frequently due to their ongoing dental development and susceptibility to tooth decay. For new patients, we may recommend a series of X-rays to establish a baseline for tracking changes in your oral health.
We prioritize your safety and well-being during X-ray exams. While dental X-rays require low levels of radiation exposure, our office uses advanced digital X-ray technology to minimize radiation compared to traditional film methods. Additionally, we take every precaution by using lead aprons and thyroid collars to further protect your body from radiation exposure.
Our digital X-ray technology offers multiple advantages:
Reduced Radiation: Digital X-rays significantly decrease radiation exposure for our patients.
Enhanced Diagnoses: The ability to enlarge and enhance X-ray images on a computer screen ensures more accurate diagnoses, aiding in comprehensive treatment planning.
Interactive Examinations: We can show you the X-ray images in real-time, making your examination more interactive and giving you a better understanding of your oral health.
If you are pregnant, please inform your dentist. While dental X-rays are generally safe, we take extra precautions during pregnancy to protect you and your baby. X-rays are often deferred until after childbirth, except in cases of urgent dental needs. Rest assured that the use of lead aprons and thyroid collars ensures your safety and your baby's during any necessary X-ray procedure. Dental X-rays are safe while breastfeeding and do not need to be delayed.
We understand that you may have questions or concerns about our X-ray techniques and systems. Please feel free to ask our friendly team during your visit to the office. We are here to address any queries and provide you with the best care possible.