What is a Dental Xray?

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Many medical conditions require x-rays. Doctors use them for diagnosing broken bones, looking for problems with our organs, and also for prevention such as with mammograms. Like medical x-rays, dental radiographs are necessary for diagnosis to determine the best course of treatment for your teeth and surrounding bone.

Dental x-rays are a necessary diagnostic tool for visualizing any tooth or bone disease that cannot be seen by the naked eye. A dental x-ray allows the dentist to see the entire tooth inside and out- from the crown of your tooth that you see when you smile – to the root of the tooth which is under the gums!

Dental conditions that the dentist can screen for with an x-ray include tooth decay, bone loss, cysts, abscesses or tooth infection, jaw disorders & other masses in the oral cavity.

At Maple Mews Dental we recommend x-rays for a first time visit to the office and often for an emergency visit as well as cavity checking x-rays or radiographs every 12- 18 months depending on the individuals history of cavities and current dental concerns.


Our team at Maple Mews Dental continues to provide dental treatment following strict protocols and guidelines for the health & safety of each of you, our valued patients. At any time if you have any questions about our office protocols keeping you safe please call or email, we always look forward to hearing from you!

To schedule a dental appointment, contact us by phone at 905-632-2442 or email appointments@maplemewsdental.ca