A Simple Guide to

Dental Imaging

Ever wondered how dentists see what’s happening inside your teeth and gums

Let us take you on a journey through dental imaging in the simplest way possible.

This guide will give you a clear picture of what to expect during your dental imaging experience.

Table of Contents

Image credit: Sunshine Coast Radiology

What is Dental Imaging?

Dental imaging is like taking special pictures of your teeth and mouth.

It’s a bit like using a camera, but it helps dentists see things they can’t with just their eyes.

These pictures show your teeth, bones, and gums, helping the dentist understand your oral health better.

Before the Imaging

When you have a dental imaging appointment, the dental team will guide you.

You might need to sit or stand in a certain way to get the best pictures.

They’ll make sure you’re comfortable before they start.

During the Imaging

There are a few types of dental imaging, like X-rays or digital scans.

After the Imaging

Once the dental imaging is done, you’re good to go!

You can continue your normal activities right away.

There’s no need for any special recovery time.

Results and What's Next

The dentist will review the images from the dental imaging and share the findings with you.

They’ll explain what they see and discuss any further steps or treatments if needed.

Patient Safety

You will receive a small dose of x-ray radiation.

X-rays are only performed where it is deemed the benefit of the examination will outweigh any potential risks.

If you are or think that you may be pregnant, it is essential that you tell our radiology team before your x-rays.

In Summary

Dental imaging is like getting a peek beneath the surface of your teeth and gums.

With this guide, you’re ready for your dental imaging appointment.

Disclaimer: Please note, if you have any questions or reservations about an upcoming radiology scan, it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider, who can address your concerns directly. This is general information, not tailored to a specific individual. Please read our Terms and Conditions.