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.