Dental X Ray

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. 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

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

Are dental x-rays safe?

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. At our office we take necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. We use lead apron shields to protect your body and also modern, fast film that reduces exposure time.

Digital x-rays

We are proud to offer digital x-rays in our dental practice. Our digital x-rays have limited radiation exposure, the ability to see their x-rays quickly on a computer screen and the time saved during their dental appointments due to the efficiency of digital x-rays.

Intra Oral Camera

Intra-oral cameras are an important part of dentistry chair units and routinely serve to understand what surgical procedures are necessary;
they also contribute to improving patient care during treatments and consultations.

VelScope

Velscope is a revolutionary hand-held device for the detection of abnormal and cancerous tissues in the mouth. It emits a safe blue light into the mouth, which causes normal tissue to fluoresce apple green in color. Abnormal tissue does not fluoresce and thus appears dark.

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itero-nanaimo dentistWe are proud to be using the new iTero Intraoral Scanner. iTero offers improved efficiency and overall accuracy of intraoral scanners. This is great for both Orthodontists, and those receiving orthodontic treatment. The improved accuracy of the iTero scanner allows for less recall appointments, and time spent adjusting the fit of your dental appliance.

iTero’s accurate imaging results in significantly improved restorations, and patients have a better experience without uncomfortable impressions.

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