Comprehensive Dental X-Ray Services in Melbourne

Dental X-rays are a crucial component of a complete program of oral hygiene.

About Dental X-Rays

Like other types of X-rays, dental X-rays take advantage of the natural density contrasts within the mouth and jaw. For instance, denser jawbones, teeth, crowns and fillings show up as light areas within the darker, less-dense soft tissues that surround them. Cavities easily appear on X-rays because they are less dense than the teeth that they affect. Dentists, doctors and other medical professionals have utilised the relatively simple concept of X-ray imaging since the late 1800s.

Although dental X-rays use radiation to achieve light-dark contrasts, they are not dangerous when used occasionally. During a typical X-ray session, a patient receives about as much radiation exposure as he or she would on a five-hour airplane flight. Exposure levels are even less with our Digital X-Ray technique. Lead shields and collars further reduce these exposure levels.

When to get a Dental X-Ray

Dental X-rays are a crucial component of a complete program of oral hygiene. Depending upon your age and risk of tooth decay, you should receive dental X-rays according to your dentist?s recommendations.?If you don’t adhere to your dentists recommendations, you could miss a vital opportunity to detect and treat tooth decay before it becomes problematic. In the long run, early detection will save you time, money and pain.


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Forrest Hill Dental

249 Canterbury Road
Forest Hill 3131
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03 9877 3724 Book An Appointment

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Glen Iris Dental

38 High Street
Glen Iris 3146
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03 9048 1026 Book An Appointment

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Tecoma Dental

1586 Burwood Highway
Tecoma 3160
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03 9754 2148 Book An Appointment