Are x-rays safe? Why do I need them?

At Dentistry for Life we only use digital x-rays to minimise your exposure to radiation- it is just a fraction of radiation compared to old-fashioned conventional x-rays. Digital x-rays also allow a sharper and clearer image to be obtained for enhanced accuracy. Our equipment is regularly checked and calibrated to ensure your safety.

An x-ray may be necessary to check in between the teeth and around existing restorations where it can be difficult to see directly. Without xrays, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose a problem, or things may go undetected until they are more serious and difficult to fix.