Dental X-Rays

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense tissue. Teeth and bone are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through gums and cheeks.

Intraoral (inside the mouth) X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays allow dentists to:

  • Find cavities (tooth decay)

  • Look at the tooth roots

  • Check the health of the bony area around the tooth

  • Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue

  • See the status of developing teeth

  • Otherwise, monitor good tooth health through prevention

Dental X-Ray Poster
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Covid-19 Update

 

Due to recent government announcement we would like to reassure patients that we will remain open as advised by the chief dental officer for England.

One of the key points raised was that it is safe to travel for medical & dental appointments.

Safety remains our top priority and we will continue to follow the procedures that have been introduced. As an additional safety measure all staff members will be subject to Covid-19 testing twice weekly.

If you have a pre booked appointment in place please attend as previously planned following our strict closed door policy and advising us when you have arrived. The full patient journey is available on our website: www.mainstreetdental.co.uk or to discuss in further detail you can call the practice.

Please note: Some services are restricted and if we need to cancel your appointment for the time being we will contact you in due course.

For any enquiries or to book an appointment please call the practice on 01928733974 or email us at: reception@mainstreetdental.co.uk

Thank you for your your co-operation.

The Dental Team

Please check the Coronavirus Page for details of arrangements for emergency dental care.

Just to keep you updated:
Please see our updates on our Coronavirus page

Keep safe – Keep well – Keep brushing.

Main Street Dental Team

At your next visit why not ask about teeth whitening.

Did you know that teeth whitening is only legally carried out by a qualified Dental Professional?

Do not compromise.

 

Opening times during the festive season.

The practice will close after Monday 23rd December.

The practice will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

During this closure, patients of the practice may phone for details of the emergency numbers.

Please note that the call-out fee is £80 plus the cost of any treatment.

 

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