Dental X-rays Services In Delacombe, Ballarat
Sometimes what’s seen with naked eye is not enough. There’s a lot going on in your mouth which is not visible and that’s where Dental X-rays are required. Dental X-rays allow our dentists at Delacombe Family Dental to see what’s happening below the surface. By taking X-rays, our dentist gets a comprehensive assessment of your oral health.
Are Dental X-rays Safe?
Regardless of whether you’re a child or an adult, you can have X-rays safely taken of the inside and outside of your mouth. The amount of radiation involved is extremely low, and is equivalent to the sort of exposure you’d receive on a 1-2 hour flight. This means that even if you’re pregnant you can have X-rays taken, although they are generally kept to a minimum during this period.
Oh, and that thing about your dentist leaving the room while the X-rays are taken? Nothing to worry about there – they’re taking lots of X-rays all day long and stepping out of the room limits their ongoing exposure to radiation.
If an X-ray shows decay, we will discuss treatment options with you, which may be preventive to slow or stop further progression of the decay, or may involve a filling if there is an actual cavity. If you have any questions related to dental X-rays in Delacombe then feel free to get in touch with us.