General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Why do I need x-rays?

Many dental conditions are identified by our practitioners through a regular dental exam and a visual inspection of your teeth. A visual inspection only tells part of the story when it comes to your oral health. To see the full picture, make an accurate diagnosis, and recommend available treatment options, we need to identify underlying conditions beneath the surface of your enamel and gums.

What do X-Rays Do?

Digital dental x-rays allow us to identify decay, infection, bone loss, growth patterns, and cysts or tumours that put your oral health at risk. Without x-rays, a dental condition may go undetected for months or years and eventually lead to tooth loss.

We recommend regular dental x-rays so that we can identify any oral conditions in their earliest stages at a time when they are often easier and more affordable to treat. Since we use digital dental x-rays, radiation exposure is minimal and safer for you.

Which X-Rays Are For You?

We may also recommend advanced x-rays to plan for surgery such as dental implant placement or extractions as well as when planning orthodontic treatment. If you have questions about the necessity or safety of dental x-rays, we welcome you to ring our dental clinic and we can discuss your options.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To our patients,

General and Cosmetic Dentistry is still open and dental treatment remains a valid reason for you to leave home.

The practice will remain open unless further restrictions are implemented and it is mandated by the government or our associations that we close.

As we continue to see patients, we are doing our utmost to ensure your safety, according to the guidelines proposed by authorities, with the following protocols:
  • Any person who is unwell must refrain from attending the practice for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Any person who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 avoids attending the practice for 14 days.
  • Help us minimise the amount of traffic within our clinic by limiting who you bring with you to the appointment.
  • One parent per patient. Please do not bring siblings into the clinic.
  • All patients are to wash / Sanitise hands prior to entering the surgeries. Hand soap and paper towel is provided for washing hands.
  • All patients are to use mouthwash provided in the clinic prior to any clinical examination.
We are assessing the situation daily and will let you know of any changes.