Radiographs (X-Rays)

Our committed dental team uses dental radiographs (x-rays) to 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.

Radiographs may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Are radiographs safe?

Radiographs produce a low level of radiation. Our dentists will take the necessary precautions to limit the patient's exposure to radiation when taking them. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body.

How often should radiographs be taken?

The need for radiographs depends on each patient's individual dental health needs. Our dental team will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, 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 every two years to detect new dental problems.

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


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The Academy Dental Team

  • We really love our patients and are thrilled every time you come in for an appointment. Our entire team is honoured to be caring for your dental needs and we hope you truly feel comfortable at our practice!
    - Freda, Practice Manager


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