Seeing the unseen:
Dental x-rays are very important for dental diagnosis. They allow the dentist to see things in your mouth that cannot be seen by the naked eye. This can include dental decay, gum disease, missing teeth, wisdom teeth, root canal treatments and damage to teeth caused by accidents.
Usually adult radiographic examination is recommended every 2 years but regular preventative treatment by your dentist may reduce the need for x-rays.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Modern dental x-ray machines are very safe. The amount of radiation exposure your body receives on an airplane flight from Brisbane to Perth exceeds the amount of exposure you will receive from a modern dental x-ray machine.