Dental X-Ray

Detect any developing decay or abnormalities with dental X-rays and start early intervention before the problem worsens.

Why are dental X-rays needed?

Dental X-ray examinations are important during the routine check-up as it can detect problems which may not be detectable on the surface with the naked eye.

For instance, common problems, such as hidden cavities, gum disease that progressed to affect the bone, infections, or even the growth of impacted wisdom teeth may be detected on X-ray images.

There are many types of X-rays but they all fall into two categories: intraoral (inside the mouth), or extraoral (outside the mouth). Regardless of the categories, dental X-rays are considered to be very safe due to its low radiation dosage which is comparable to just a few hours of natural background radiation in Singapore or less than a short flight.

Furthermore, we further minimize our patient’s exposure to radiation by providing a lead apron when taking the radiograph.

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dental x-ray room

Types of dental X-ray services at Ocean Dental

There are various types of dental radiographs, and the type of radiograph to be taken depends on the purpose they are required for.

At Ocean Dental, we provide a full range of dental radiology services for your convenience.

  1. Panoramic (OPG): 2D radiograph which shows the entire mouth in one image, including the teeth and their surrounding structures. This radiograph is useful in gaining a bird’s eye view of the dental structures. This is also useful to check on the growth and position of your wisdom tooth.
    And guess what, it only takes less than a minute to get this X-ray taken! The machine simply spins around you and that’s it – done!
  2. Intra-oral (Periapical and Bite-wing): These are smaller X-ray that shows a more detailed image of 2 to 3 specific teeth.
    The periapical X-ray capture image from the crown to the tip of the roots, including the surrounding bony structure of the roots. This radiograph is useful in assessing the ligaments surrounding the roots and also in detecting prolonged infection that has infected the bone surrounding the tooth.
    The bite-wing X-ray on the other hand shows the crowns of the upper and lower back teeth of each side in a single view, allowing the dentist to check for decay that may be present between the teeth where the naked eye isn’t able to see.
    At Ocean Dental, we specially designed intra-oral radiograph machines in each of the treatment rooms to improve workflow efficiency and patient convenience. This means that whenever an intra-oral X-ray is required, it can be taken at the comfort in the treatment room itself instead of having to move over to the radiographing room!
  3. Lateral Cephalogram: This radiograph is a profile X-ray of the head and skull and is commonly used for orthodontic treatment planning, and diagnosing issues such as sleep apnea and Temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
  4. Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): This is a 3D imaging of the jaw which is used when a regular 2D X-ray is insufficient. This technology is used to produce 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan, which is especially useful when it comes to dental implant planning and deeply impacted wisdom tooth removal planning.

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Full range of dental X-ray

Intra-oral X-ray in treatment room for convenience

FAQ

Dental X-rays are considered to be very safe due to its low radiation dosage which is comparable to just a few hours of natural background radiation in Singapore or less than a short flight. Furthermore, we further minimize our patient’s exposure to radiation by providing a lead apron or thyroid shield when taking the radiograph. Thus, the amount of exposure is kept to minimal and is considered to be not harmful.

The cost of dental X-ray varies depending on the type of X-ray taken.
Panoramic (OPG): $70
Intra-oral (periapical/ bitewing): $25
Lateral Cephalogram: $70
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): $150

Definitely! Since all our X-rays are digital, all you have to do is to request and provide us with your email address and our staff will send them over to you via email. Alternatively, feel free to snap a photo using your phone’s camera.

Dental X-rays are usually avoided during pregnancy, but if the event of any dental emergency and taking of an X-ray is necessary, the use of a lead apron and/or thyroid shield will offer protection against radiation exposure. X-rays can be taken for breastfeeding mothers and women trying to get pregnant.

Still have questions about dental X-ray?

Don’t hesitate to contact us!