Modern advances in 3-D x-rays and medical imaging have provided a huge benefit for our Dentist's ability to serve their patients with more accurate diagnosis's, even in complex situations.
3-D X-Ray Imaging At Westside Dental Centre
3-D imaging allows us to see the precise location of the impacted tooth. 3-D X-Rays eliminate any of the uncertainty that may exist as to the position of the teeth and surrounding structures, something that was a bit more of a challenge with only 2-D X-Rays. We’re proud to offer this service right here at Westside Dental Centre.
A Great Leap Forward
Previously, patients had to be referred to a hospital or an outside radiology clinic to have 3-D X-Rays taken. Now you can save on time, money and energy, having this done quickly and professional in our offices. This state-of-the-art technology helps us diagnose potential issues more accurately, thus providing options for treatment with unprecedented confidence. Westside Dental’s 3-D imaging system gives us a wider range of options for diagnosis and dental treatments in our office, lessening the number of visits you’ll need to make.
Client Testimonials & Reviews
I've been a patient for the past 6 years and love this dentist. Always professional, friendly and always make me comfortable. I'd highly recommend this office.
- Joel Mcgarvie
I took my four-year-old and one-year-old to Westside Dental Centre this week for their first visit ever. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My son thoroughly enjoyed watching Paw
- Brittany Campbell
Even though I went in for a filling, the whole experience was actually quite pleasant. Great staff and highly professional service - recommend this place without any reservations whatsoever.
- Kerry Rouck
An Example of Where & How 3-D Helps
3-D X-Rays are far superior to standard 2-D X-Ray imaging. An example of this is how 3D X-Ray imaging can be used in the planning and implementation of dental implants. The technology allows us to plan out the implant process virtually, before performing the procedure live in-person. This reduces the risk associated with procedures and increases the accuracy. While 3-D X-rays might not be needed for all implants or other dental procedures, each patient will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Saving Time & Cost
Our system can create a 3-D image of your entire jaw in a matter of 20 seconds - much less time than it would take for you to receive a standard set of eighteen X-Rays. This way we get you in and out of our office more quickly and on with your day, while also allowing diagnosis of any problems more accurately and efficiently than with previous systems. These machines are safe, highly accurate, less invasive, and more affordable given the cost and time savings overall.
Frequently Asked Questions
Using the latest in dental X-ray technology, we are able capture 3D images of the mouth, teeth, gums and underlying structures. This makes it easier for us to find dental health issues like cavities between teeth, infections, and abscesses under the gum line much more easily. These images are also extremely helpful in planning major restorative procedures like installing dental implants.
This will depend on the state of a patient’s oral health. An adult with good oral health that are at a low risk for dental problems should only need X-rays taken every 24 to 36 months. If an adult has sub-optimal oral heath, a dentist will recommend more frequent X-rays.
Children need to have dental x-rays taken more frequently since their smiles are in a constant state of change as they lose their baby teeth and their adult teeth start to grow in. A child with good oral health and no history of cavities or other risk factors for dental disease should have X-rays taken every 12 to 24 months. Children who are at high risk for dental disease need to have X-rays taken more frequently, every 6 to 12 months.
We use these tiny cameras to be able to show our patients images from inside their mouths on a computer screen. We do this because when patients can actually see what it looks like in their mouth, they will become more motivated to maintain proper oral health practices.
Our use for these cameras doesn’t end there. When discussing things like Invisalign, for example, we can show patients where the biggest problem spots are in their smile, and give them a more interactive demonstration of what the treatment will do.
Our team of dentists understands that patients often express concerns about radiation exposure from X-rays. We only perform X-rays when they are necessary. The exposure levels are very low and are considered safe for both children and adults. Despite that, our highly skilled team takes all the necessary precautions to minimize your radiation exposure as much as possible.
A dentist recommends an X-ray to help with cavity detection and to look for oral diseases. An X-ray allows for a view below your gum line and between your teeth (where problems usually occur). X-rays are the most important tool a dentist has to detect dental problems as early as possible.
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