CDK Dental

Why do I need x-rays?

Preventive and diagnostic dentistry is the cornerstone to a healthy smile. Part of that includes a comprehensive oral exam with Dr Karikios. He can identify many conditions visually; however, not every dental problem can be detected with the naked eye alone as your teeth are covered by protective enamel.

Dental x-rays allow Dr Karikios to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. This can include dental decay, bone loss, fractures, and certain cysts or tumours. 

At CDK Dental, we use digital x-rays for improved resolution, versatility and safety. Digital x-rays emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional radiographs and are stored digitally, making them accessible for comparison over time.

Each type of x-ray serves a different purpose, and we recommend x-rays based on your oral health history and any treatment you may have planned.

Digital x-rays provide the added benefit of being easily enhanceable, which helps make early diagnoses possible.

If you have questions regarding the safety or necessity of dental x-rays, please feel free to enquire. We will be happy to share information about protecting your oral health and how dental x-rays contribute to your preventive dentistry.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.