Detect any developing decay or abnormalities with dental X-rays and start early intervention before the problem worsens.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t hesitate to contact us!