Dental X-rays

At 5 Corner Dental, we are committed to providing advanced diagnostic tools to ensure the highest standard of dental care for residents of Cloverdale, Surrey, BC, and surrounding areas, including Newton and Langley. Dr. Mehrzad Hakimi and our experienced team utilize state-of-the-art dental X-ray technology to accurately assess and treat a wide range of dental conditions.

What Are Dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays are a form of imaging that uses low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth. Dental X-rays are vital diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.

Why Dental X-rays Are Necessary

  • Detection of Oral Diseases: Before visible symptoms appear, dental X-rays can help detect damage to oral structures, cavities, or other problems.
  • Monitoring Oral Health: X-rays allow dentists to track the progress of previously identified issues, ensuring treatments are effective.
  • Planning Treatments: For procedures such as braces, implants, and extractions, dental X-rays provide a roadmap for planning and treatment.

Types of Dental X-rays Offered at 5 Corner Dental

  • Bitewing X-rays: Show details of the upper and lower teeth in one area of the mouth. Each bitewing shows a tooth from its crown to about the level of the supporting bone.
  • Periapical X-rays: Focus on two complete teeth from root to crown.
  • Panoramic X-rays: Show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and jaw joints, and are particularly good for revealing impacted teeth and helping to plan treatments.
  • Occlusal X-rays: Track the development and placement of an entire arch of teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.

What to Expect During Your Dental X-ray Appointment

The process for taking dental X-rays is quick and painless:

  1. Preparation: You will wear a lead apron to protect your body from unnecessary exposure.
  2. Positioning: The dental technician will position a small apparatus that holds the X-ray film in your mouth.
  3. Taking the X-ray: You’ll be asked to hold still for a few seconds while the X-ray machine is turned on briefly to capture images of your teeth.
  4. Review: Dr. Hakimi will review these X-rays to identify any hidden problems and discuss any treatments that might be necessary.

At 5 Corner Dental, your safety is our priority. We use modern digital X-ray machines that minimize radiation exposure, making it as low as possible while still providing the best imaging results. Our team ensures every precaution is taken to protect patients during the imaging process.

Schedule Your Dental X-ray Appointment Today

Our practice is conveniently located near family-friendly attractions like the Museum of Surrey and Cloverdale Arena, making it easy to combine dental appointments with leisure activities, especially for families from across Surrey.

For comprehensive dental assessments using advanced X-ray technology, contact 5 Corner Dental. Whether you're a new or existing patient in the Cloverdale, Surrey area, we are here to ensure your dental health is thoroughly monitored and maintained. Call us at (604) 574-4000 to schedule your appointment.

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