We recommend x-rays to be taken once every 2 years in order to detect areas that are difficult or impossible to see visually in the mouth. If there are areas of greater concern then we may choose to take an x-ray for a specific tooth so that we may see the entire root of the tooth. If there are several areas of concern such as wisdom teeth in the four parts of the jaw, then an OPG (panoramic x-ray which shows all teeth) will be more suitable.
We see all patients on an appointment basis and ask that you call in advance so that we may reserve time for you. We respect your time and make every effort to remain on schedule and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. We appreciate 48-hours notice so that this time may be given to another patient.
An average, healthy adult typically benefits from a professional cleaning and check up every six months. However, it’s tough to generalise because every mouth is different. Some people are prone to gum disease, decay, or other ongoing oral health concerns that require more frequent visits.
We hear this comment a lot from patients who have not been to the dentist for many, many years. Patients are often anxious and even embarrassed that they have neglected their teeth to the point where they feel that it is “too late” and they are “too far gone”. Luckily, with the advancements in dental technology and procedures, there are so many options to fix even the most damaged of teeth and smiles.
Is your question not answered here? Please contact us, we’re always happy to help and to provide honest advice.