X-Rays & Scans

X-rays & Scans

Your dentist will take regular x-rays to look for early signs of tooth decay. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist will be able to see from an x-ray (radiograph) whether you have any decay between your teeth or under existing fillings, any possible infections in the roots, or any bone loss around the tooth. Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can prevent future dental issues.

There are various types of x-ray. Some show one or two teeth and their roots while others can take pictures of several teeth at once. The most common x-rays taken at A-List Dentistry are small x-rays called periapical x-rays (single small x-ray) and bite wing x-rays (single small x-ray) which are taken regularly to keep a check on the condition of the teeth and gums.

We also take Orthopantomograph (full mouth x-ray) and cephalometric (skull x-ray).