Wasaga Dental is committed to staying up to date on that latest treatment techniques and technology. Our office is completely digital, including the use of Digital X-rays. Digital X-rays produce significantly lower levels of radiation compared to traditional X-rays, which makes them safer for patients. A full mouth of dental Digital X-Rays exposes a patient to less radiation than humans are exposed to daily from natural background radiation!
What to expect
The need for dental X-rays depends on each patient’s dental health needs. Your dentist will recommend necessary X-rays based on your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age and risk of disease. A full mouth series of X-rays is recommended for all new patients. A full mouth series is valid for up to 3-5 years. Bitewing X-rays (X-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at check-up visits and are recommended once per year to monitor for tooth decay and bone disease. A Panoramic X-ray is recommended every 3 years to monitor for any abnormalities in the jaw or look at specific areas such as wisdom teeth progression.