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Dental X-Ray

Dental X-rays are to evaluate the condition of your oral health. These are comparatively low radiation and help to identify problems related to cavities, tooth decay, gum diseases, and impacted teeth. Dental X-rays are a common tool and just as important as your teeth cleanings.

Reasons to get regular dental X-rays include:
  • your age
  • your current oral health
  • any symptoms of oral disease
  • a history of gum disease or tooth decay

Risks of dental X-rays

Dental X-rays do involve radiation, but the exposure levels are low. So they are considered safe. Digital X-rays are safer than developing them on film. Pregnant women should avoid X-rays because radiation is not safe for developing fetuses.

Types of X-rays

Many types of dental X-rays record slightly different views of the mouth.

The most common are intraoral X-rays, such as:

  • Bitewing: to see how well the crowns of your teeth match up.
  • Occlusal: to detect anatomical abnormalities with the floor of the mouth or the palate
  • Occlusal: to capture all of your teeth in one shot
  • Panoramic: to check wisdom teeth, plan for implanted dental devices or investigate jaw problems
  • Periapical: focuses on two complete teeth from root to crown
A dentist examining a child's teeth.

Extraoral X-ray is helpful when there might be a problem outside the gums, such as the jaw.

Dental X-Ray Centre in kenya LifeCare Hospitals

LifeCare Hospitals' Dental X-Ray Centre in Kenya is a top-notch facility that provides high-quality dental X-ray services in the country. With advanced technology and experienced staff, the centre offers accurate and reliable diagnoses for dental health issues. Patients can benefit from the convenience of multiple locations, including Bungoma, Migori, Kikuyu, Meru, and Eldoret. The centre's affordability and insurance acceptance make it accessible to all, ensuring that everyone has access to quality dental healthcare. Whether it's for routine check-ups or more complex procedures, LifeCare Hospitals' Dental X-Ray Centre in Kenya is a reliable choice for your dental health needs.

Commonly found dental issues include:
  • Tooth Decay: Tooth decay is also known as dental caries or cavities
  • Gum Disease: called Gingivitis is the early stage and mild form of gum or periodontal disease
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Root Infection
  • Enamel Erosion
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
Dentist Performing Dental X-ray

Like brushing and flossing, getting regular dental X-rays is an integral part of your overall oral health. Having a good checkup is a relief, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep getting X-rays.

Depending on your age, health, and insurance coverage, X-rays should be done every one to two years. Be sure to commit to your appointments and see your dentist sooner if you experience any pain or other changes in your mouth.

LifeCare Hospitals' Dental X-Ray Centre in Kenya is a top choice for anyone in need of high-quality dental X-ray services. With advanced technology, experienced staff, and multiple locations, the centre provides convenient and affordable dental healthcare to patients in Bungoma, Migori, Kikuyu, Meru, and Eldoret. By prioritizing dental health and getting regular check-ups and X-rays, patients can prevent and detect dental issues early on. With LifeCare Hospitals' Dental X-Ray Centre in Kenya, patients can trust that they're receiving the best care possible for their dental health needs.


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A dental X-ray is an imaging test that dentists use to see inside a patient's mouth. It helps dentists diagnose dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and impacted teeth. Dental X-rays are essential because they can detect dental problems that are not visible during a regular dental exam.

The frequency of dental X-rays depends on a patient's dental health status and history. Generally, dentists recommend getting dental X-rays once a year. However, patients with a history of dental problems may require more frequent X-rays.

Dental X-ray radiation is minimal and safe for patients. Digital X-rays use up to 80% less radiation than traditional film X-rays, making them safer for patients

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