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07 5427 0880

Shop 9/1455 Brisbane Valley Highway,

Fernvale, Australia

Digital X-rays and Intra-Oral Camera

Dental x-rays can often be necessary when assessing your oral health as they provide a detailed picture of areas the dentist cannot see. Most dentists recommend having bite wing x-rays (small intraoral x-rays of your back teeth) taken every two years during your oral examination in order to prevent any decay progressing unchecked.

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Digital X-Rays

Our surgery at Fernvale Dental is equipped for digital x-rays, meaning that your x-ray image will be on the computer screen within 5 seconds of exposure. Not only does this save time, it also reduces the amount of radiation your mouth is exposed to compared to the traditional manual film x-ray. Digital x-rays can be used to highlight and enlarge specific areas to give you a better insight to your oral condition.

Intra-oral cameras

To gain a full picture of what is going on inside your mouth, we have also equipped our surgery with intra-oral cameras. This allows the dentist to show you, via a roof-mounted TV, a live video image of exactly what is inside your mouth. This is often used during an examination to explain more clearly any problems that may be present, and options to prevent them from getting worse or what treatment is best suited to them.

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OPG

Another type of x-ray you may be required to have is an OPG. This is an extra-oral x-ray that shows your upper and lower jaw, sinuses and jaw joint. This provides a good general picture of your teeth, their relative positions and angulations in the jaw, as well as the basic shapes and angles of the roots. This type of x-ray is generally used when treating wisdom teeth, as well as for orthodontic treatments, extractions or oral surgery procedures. 

If you require any further information about dental x-rays, please contact our surgery on 07 5427 0880.