Detect Potential Dental Health Issues with Digital X-Rays in Calgary

At West 85th Dental, we use digital radiography (digital x-ray) to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping our dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Our dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts

  • Bone loss

  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors

  • Decay between the teeth

  • Developmental abnormalities

  • Poor tooth and root positions

  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort and your teeth!

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

Even though digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, dentists still take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation. These precautions include only taking those x-rays that are necessary and using lead apron shields to protect the body.

How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on your individual dental health needs. At West 85th Dental, we will recommend necessary x-rays based upon a review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age and risk of disease.

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems. If you’re a new patient, please contact us today to schedule your dental x-ray appointment.

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West 85th Dental

West 85th Dental

2110, 8561 – 8A Ave, SW

Calgary AB T3H 0V5

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P: 403-246-5545

F:  587-349-1982

E: info@west85thdental.com

HOURS

Monday - Tuesday 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Wednesday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Thursday 07:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

We are open 2 Saturdays a month 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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