Q: Why do I need dental x-rays?

A: Dental x-rays help dentists visualise diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissue that cannot be seen with a simple oral exam. In addition, x-rays help the dentist find and treat dental problems early in their development, which can potentially save you money, unnecessary discomfort, and maybe even your life.

Q: What problems can dental x-rays detect?

A: Dental x-rays can be used to:

  • Show areas of decay that may not be visible with an oral exam, especially small areas of decay between teeth or underneath existing fillings
  • Reveal bone loss that accompanies gum disease or an infection
  • Reveal an abscess or other developmental abnormalities, such as cysts and some types of tumours

Q: How often should teeth be x-rayed?

A: The frequency of getting x-rays of your teeth often depends on your medical and dental history and current condition. Some people may need x-rays as often as every six months; others with no recent dental or gum disease and who visit their dentist regularly may get x-rays only every couple of years. If you are a new patient, your dentist may take x-rays as part of the initial exam and to establish a baseline record from which to compare changes that may occur over time.

Q: Do you accept new patients?

A: Yes! We always love seeing new patients! We look forward to the opportunity to impress you with our service and look after your oral health needs

Q: Which health funds do we accept?

A: We accept ALL health funds but are preferred providers for Bupa, HCF and CBHS.

Q: Cancellations

A: If you are unable to attend your appointment, we require notification no less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. A fee may apply if no notice is given.

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    Monday               9:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Tuesday               9:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Wednesday         9:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Thursday             9:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Friday                   9:00 am – 5:30 pm

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Dentist Marion & Mitchell Park SA | Marion Dental Clinic

Proudly serving all Southern Adelaide suburbs including Marion, Mitchell Park, Oaklands Park, Seacombe Gardens, Bedford Park & Darlington

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Dental Veneers

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Partial and Full Dentures

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