Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. When the dentist says you need Xrays, what is your first thought…. Dental Xrays – do I need them? Really?

Dental Xrays – Do I Need Them? Why or why not?

Dental Xrays are used during basic dental exams for many reasons but generally in adults they are looking for tooth decay that can’t be seen visibly.  The xrays allow the dentist to see between the teeth and under neath a filling.  In young people they help observe overall oral health and jaw and tooth formation.

X-rays allow the Saskatoon Dental Group dentists to act preventatively by discovering tooth problems such as bone loss from periodontal disease, signs of issues in the root of the tooth, infection  or death of nerves, cysts, cancer or changed caused by disease of the body.

If you are are planning to have braces, dentures, tooth implants or any other dental work X-rays are used to help the dentist as preparation.

What to Expect from Dental X-Rays?

X-rays aren’t a tonne of fun, but they are part of the regular visit with the dentist. There are 2 kinds of x-rays: periapical and bitewing. Periapical are to look at one particular tooth or group of teeth. Bitewing are used to look at more than just one tooth.

So the next time your dentist says you need Dental X-rays, it’s okay to think do I really need them? Because the answer will be yes you do.

We are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We hope we fully explained why you shouldn’t skip your dental check-ups!

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team 

Hand holding up Dental Xray