X Rays

Most patients have x-rays of their teeth taken once every two routine visits, or if they haven't seen a dentist for a while. It enables us to keep track of how well your teeth are doing, and spot potential problems before they become serious. We might also take x-rays in order to diagnose something like decay or an abcess that cannot easily been seen with the naked eye; something deep inside the tooth or root.

Dental x-rays are very safe, and in order to completely minimise the risks we do use a lead apron to cover the body from the neck down in every case, although guidelines suggest this is only strictly necessary in the case of pregnant women. If you have any concerns our dentists are always more than happy to chat to you in more detail about safety issues.