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Why It’s so Important to Get X-rays of Your Teeth

Hidden but not Invisible, Dental Radiography Is the Ultimate Diagnostic Tool!

Whenever you visit your Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville, for an annual check-up and are told by our experts that you have a perfectly healthy mouth, do you ever wonder just how they can be so sure? Could they have missed a hidden issue that might just be too difficult to detect? Well, rest assured: nowadays, dental practitioners make use of the most advanced investigative techniques and tools at their disposal. We will see why dental radiography plays a key role in utilizing these techniques.

For your dentists on the South Shore, maintaining healthy teeth, gums and overall oral health is the primary focus. Dental radiographs are essential to their work as they detect many potential dental health issues before they even appear, whether they occur now or in the near future. This way, your dentist has the advantage of treating any upcoming issues or altogether preventing them from occurring.

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Visual Examinations Aren’t Enough

Even the most thorough examination with the naked eye or a magnifying glass, are not enough to make a complete and reliable diagnosis of the condition of your mouth, which is why a more thorough, in-depth examination is necessary. This is where dental radiographs or X-rays, come into play. Only by taking an X-ray can your dentist examine not only the inside of your teeth, but also the gaps between your teeth, the state of their roots, the bones under your gums and much more. In other words, all those crevices and hard-to-reach places that the eye can’t see.

Certain cavities are difficult to detect because of where they are located in the tooth. We all know the consequences of untreated decayed teeth, either because of the pain they cause or because of their impact on our overall health. So, naturally we are very grateful to our dentist for spotting any of these issues early. But other more serious problems can affect our well-being, such as abscesses, cysts and even tumours or bone loss due to gum disease.

The experts at your Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville are not only dedicated to optimal oral health and hygiene; they are also focused on your safety, providing you with the utmost care and attention. 

Nowadays, the use of state-of-the-art equipment means that you don’t have to worry about the dangers of X-rays and radiation, which have significantly evolved since their creation. Radiology has also moved into the digital age, and the amount of exposure on patients is now virtually negligible. 

Our experts have a number of technologies at their disposal and which they choose will depend on what results they are looking for and what research they are doing:

  • Periapical radiographs are used to diagnose the condition of the teeth’s roots and the health of the surrounding bone;
  • Bitewing radiographs are used to detect cavities located between the teeth;
  • Panoramic radiography gives an overall view of the teeth and bones;
  • 3D scans give a three-dimensional image of the entire mouth.

Your dentist is trained to provide a clear, reliable and accurate diagnosis of the current and future condition of your mouth, teeth, gums and jawbones, and uses the latest technology in dental radiology to analyze your mouth. These entirely pain-free examinations are based on the patient’s needs and requirements. Your dental specialist will be able to provide you with the most appropriate solutions for your case.

At the Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville, you are sure to find experts who care about your oral health and who use the latest advances in technology, particularly when it comes to dental radiography. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they can effectively work on bettering your oral health to prevent any issues, either present or future. They always treat you at the best possible time: never too early, never too late, but at just the right time!

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