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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As many of you are aware the remaining covid-19 restrictions are being lifted as of 19/07/2021. However, as a healthcare setting we have a duty of care to maintain patient safety, due to this NHS England have advised dental services to not change their guidelines, this means that all patients must still:

Call the practice mobile to let us know that you are outside or knock on the door and stand back

Adhere to social distancing rules

Wear a face covering (unless exempt) until seated in surgery

Hand sanitise upon entering and leaving the practice

If you have any questions or would like to or would like to discuss this further please call the reception team on: 01928733974 or send us an email to: reception@mainstreetdental.co.uk

We once again thank you for your cooperation.

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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