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Dental X-Ray

How how they helpful for your dentist?

For a Dentist to evaluate your dental health, it is sometimes necessary for the dentist to take an X-ray. X-rays are used with low radiation levels to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This enables your dentist to identify problems such as cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.

Dental X-rays are very common tools that Dentists use to give you the best possible care.

A dental X-ray is generally performed yearly. However, the occurrence will be determined by your dentist to track the progress of any dental problems.

Are there factors affecting how often you get dental X-rays?

  • age
  • your current oral hygiene
  • Some oral diseases
  • dental history

As new patients, you will undergo dental X-rays so that we can get a clear picture of your dental health. it is important to have previous X-rays transferred from your previous dentist so that the dentist can review your past oral history.

Children sometimes need to have dental X-rays more often than adults because we need to monitor the introduction of their adult teeth.

Are there any risks with having an X-ray?

While dental X-rays involve radiation, the exposure levels are considered safe for children and adults as the radiation levels are very low and if digital X-rays are used, your risks from radiation exposure are even lower.

What is the process of having an X-ray?

A lead “bib” is placed over your chest, abdomen, and pelvic region to prevent any unnecessary radiation exposure to your vital organs. The bib may feel heavy. If you have a thyroid condition, a thyroid collar may also be used. 

The X-ray machine is positioned generally at cheek level to record images of your mouth. 

The dentist and nurse may leave the room while the X-ray is performed.

Are there any circumstances when you should not have an X-ray?

Women who expect or are pregnant should avoid all types of X-rays. You must tell your dentist if you believe you are pregnant because radiation is not considered safe for developing foetuses.

Do I need to prepare for an X-ray?

No, dental X-rays require no special preparation. Your dentist may request that you brush your teeth before your appointment, ensuring a more hygienic environment. 

Types of X-rays

  • Bitewing. A unique piece of paper is inserted into the mouth; the dentist will view your crowns to ascertain if your teeth match up and to check for cavities between teeth (interdental).
  • Occlusal. Your jaw is closed and the dentist will see how your upper and bottom teeth line up. It can also detect anatomical abnormalities on the mouth or the palate floor.
  • Occlusal. An X-ray image that captures all of your teeth in one shot.
  • Panoramic. The X-ray machine rotates around your head. This technique checks your wisdom teeth, plans for implanted dental devices, or investigates jaw problems.
  • Periapical. This technique focuses on two complete teeth from root to crown.

Your dentist will review the images and check for abnormalities when the photos are ready. If your dentist finds problems, such as cavities or tooth decay, they’ll discuss your treatment options. If your dentist finds no issues, keep up the excellent work!

Brite Family Dental is the place to go if you're looking for a comprehensive dental checkup. Make an appointment for yourself and your family at Brite Family Dental. 07 3359 1029

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We can help your teeth get back to best and stay healthy for the long term. Ask us about your next appointment and how we can help you. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your Practice?

Unit 1/236 Stafford Road, Stafford Qld 4053  - Find Us on Google Maps - Click Here

Do you offer Bulk Billing for children?

Yes. The Child Dental Benefits Scheme allows for children aged 2-17 years, who may be eligible for free dental treatment up to $1,013 over two years.  

Can I book online?

Absolutely. Click Here.

How much does your initial consultation cost?

Dr Feng will develop a treatment plan for your teeth based on a professional dental examination free of charge.. After you are happy with the suggested solutions, we will begin the treatment. 

Are Dental Plans available?

Yes, we have the option to refer you to Dental Members Australia interest-free plans. 

Can I pay with my Health Insurance?

We have many Health Insurance Partners, and we will gladly discuss this with you at your first consultation.   

What services do you offer?

We pride ourselves on our quality of dental services, from preventative dental to extensive dental rehabilitation. 

The services we provide include:

  • Comprehensive care
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Teeth Whitening
  • General Dentistry
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Hygiene

Are you a Member of the ADA?

Yes, we are members of both the Federal and Queensland branches of the Australian Dental Association.

How do I get in contact with you?

Dentist Brisbane - Brite Family Dental - Stafford - Come in and See us for all your Dental Needs. We have Payment Plans, Variety of Payment Methods, and we Bulk Bill for Children and Pensioners. 

Flexible Payment Options To Meet Your Needs

We have a range of payment options available making it easier for you to access cosmetic dentistry when you need it. Not when you can afford it. 


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