Dental Exams and X-rays in SW Calgary

Dentists in Calgary stress the importance of Routine Dental Exams and X-rays as a way of maintaining healthy teeth and gums.  Visiting you Calgary Dentist for regular exams can help avoid dental surprises that may result in extensive, costly treatment, if left undiagnosed.

During a Check-up Exam your SW Calgary Dentist visually examines teeth and oral tissues (gums, cheeks, tongue and palate) using intense light, a mirror, and explorer.   South Calgary Dentist – Dr. Andy Hoe – explains that during a dental exam close attention is paid to signs of decay, abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, cracks and fractures, and indications of gum and tissue inflammation.  This is a great time to share any changes to your medical history, as the mouth reveals signs of your overall health – and by sharing information regarding any medical condition you have allows your dentist to accurately diagnose oral health concerns.

A visual exam is a vital part of your check-up appointment – as it includes an oral cancer screen – and enables your dentist to confirm x-ray findings with the results of the exam.

Taking x-rays during an exam is an important step that provides accurate diagnosis of issues that are not visible to the naked eye – such as decay in-between teeth and infection inside a tooth.  Specific x-rays enable a complete and accurate diagnosis of a tooth’s health – and assist your dentist to effectively plan treatment. Refusing x-rays is a patient’s prerogative; however understanding the potential ramifications is important, as concerns that go undetected can compromise a patient’s dental health and physical wellbeing.

At Bite Dental in Shawnessy digital x-rays are used to diagnose treatment.  Digital x-rays reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation compared to traditional x-rays. This advanced method of x-ray capture allows your dentist to view the image immediately, enhance the viewing by adjusting size and clarity, and  easily  share findings with specialists and other dentists.  Dental x-rays are a necessary part of your check-up exam and provides an opportunity for your SW Calgary Dentist to catch any dental issues long before you feel them.

Dr. Andy Hoe and his team at Bite Dental in Shawnessy welcome enquiries from patients regarding x-ray protocols and benefits.  Welcoming new patients to his practice; Dr. Hoe invites patients to call for an appointment 403.201.2483


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