Examinations and x-rays
At Dental Care West we believe that the health of your mouth and your teeth have a greater effect on the overall health of your body. It also greatly affects your self confidence and how happy you are to smile.
Routine dental examinations and x-rays are necessary to identify potential dental problems that might be completely hidden from the naked eye. Dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay might go unnoticed, and can get quite serious even before they cause pain.
Untreated dental problems can lead to much more serious infections that have a large impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
We normally recommend our patients have a check-up every 12 months. We routinely take x-rays using our low-dose digital x-ray system to ensure you are exposed to the least radiation possible. If your oral health isn’t stable, or if it is changing quickly, we may periodically recommend more frequent checks. Your dentist will discuss this with you so together you can decide what is best for your situation.