Our intraoral X-rays at Vancouver, BC, also known as radiographs, are pictures of the inside of the body. These pictures are usually used to check for broken bones, but can also be used to spot pneumonia and (in mammograms) to look for breast cancer. Our Dental x-rays in Vancouver provide pictures with a high level of detail to the tooth, bone, and supporting tissues of the mouth. They allow dentists to find cavities, look at the tooth roots, and check the health of the bony area around the mouth. They also help dentists to diagnose periodontal disease and to see the status of developing teeth.
Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of x-rays taken in dentistry, and at Yu Ming Lam Dental, we utilize digital x-rays, which has several advantages over traditional x-rays.
The process of taking digital x-rays is very similar to that of traditional x-rays. The patient will be covered with a lead apron and asked to hold a small apparatus in between the teeth. Instead of a plastic apparatus, however, it will be a sensor that captures images of the teeth. These images can then be projected onto a screen for the dentist to view rather than needing to be developed on film.