Smile Designs

Why are x-rays needed?

Dental radiographs are an integral part of helping correct diagnosis in dentistry. They allow us to see things that cannot be observed just by looking into the mouth. It’s sometimes amazing to see what can be discovered. We can see what’s happening between the teeth, under old restorations, the health of the bone and gums. And of course, pick up any nasties that may be growing unaware.

At Smile Designs we have the advanced facility of the Panoramic X-ray. This is in the low dose digital format. You will be able to see your whole mouth and jaws on the one film. It’s taken out of the mouth with no uncomfortable gadgets squashed in! This is also great for seeing any third molar (wisdom) teeth. Generally dental x-rays will be repeated every 3-5 years