Why do we need to take an X-ray?

By: Smileway Dental

Importance of taking X-ray

  • To uncover any underlying abnormalities of your teeth and surrounding structures when teeth appears clinically sound
  • To identify any fractures in the bone after patient suffered from trauma or excessive biting force
  • To determine size and severity of swelling accurately
  • To detect infections located in the bone and surrounding structures of teeth
  • To detect tooth decay hidden below sound tooth structure

Taking an X-rays helps dentist better identify the cause of infection and underlying problems which aids in selecting the best treatment option for your condition

Types of X-rays

IOPA (IntraOral Periapical Radiograph)

  • A localized X-ray which only records 1 or 2 teeth and its surrounding structure
  • Small area which is covered
  • Help identify abnormalities in a small area

OPG (OrthoPantomomogram)

  • X-ray which covers the whole mouth and its surrounding structures
  • Help identify multiple conditions of the oral cavity in a single picture
  • Covers all teeth and its surrounding structure
  • Can be used for a year or two until the next x-ray needs to be taken

Depending on your condition, the dentist will select the best X-ray required for you. At SmilewayDentalUSJ, we care about your teeth. 

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
Doctor is caring!
Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
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Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
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Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
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shaha poran
2022-08-01
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Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

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