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127-12100 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary AB T2J 7G9, Canada | Directions
17th Avenue Dental Center
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The Importance Of Dental X-rays

Visiting the dentist at least every six months is vital to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. Patients in and around Calgary, Alberta, can visit Dr. Hanif Asaria of Calgary Dental Centers to undergo routine examinations and dental X-rays. Our professionals will explain the importance of working with a dedicated dental team focusing on preventive dentistry.

Dentist Explains The Importance of Dental X-rays in Calgary AB

Why are dental X-rays necessary?

When Dr. Hanif Asaria performs an evaluation, it is done to look for signs of decay or periodontal disease. A lot can be physically seen with the naked eye. However, not everything. X-rays would help the doctor diagnose conditions and determine the source of a problem, such as a toothache. Dental X-rays are perfect for allowing the dentist to see problems underneath the gum line, including issues with the teeth and the jawbone. It may indicate an impacted tooth, such as a wisdom tooth, that needs to be removed or show decay occurring inside a tooth and is not visible to the dentist. Dental X-rays allow the dentist to perform thorough evaluations and ensure that problems are caught early enough for successful interventions.

Why are dental X-rays important?

Dental X-rays are:

  • Safe
  • Allow for proper diagnosis of dental conditions
  • Provide insight into a patient’s oral health and wellness
  • Perfect for determining if teeth are impacted or need to be removed
  • Great for seeking signs of periodontal disease or dental cavities
  • Used in planning for procedures such as orthodontics

Who is a candidate for dental X-rays?

Most patients can have dental X-rays completed in our office as they provide such a low emission of radiation to the patient. However, patients who are pregnant or may be pregnant will want to avoid having X-rays completed for the health of their unborn baby. Our team of professionals will find alternative ways to evaluate the smile and suggest ways of undergoing an evaluation without X-rays when needed.


Calgary's Dental Care
New Patients:
(403) 768-1339
Existing Patients:
(403) 287-6453

17th Avenue Dental Center
New Patients:
(403) 768-1343
Existing Patients:
(403) 272-7272
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When are X-rays completed?

When are X-rays completed? - The Importance of Dental X-rays in Calgary AB

Most patients will not have X-rays done at each visit to our office twice a year. X-rays are more commonly done if patients complain about a specific issue, allowing our dental team to diagnose the problem and find the source of the pain and discomfort. Alternatively, when we see a patient for the very first time in our practice, we perform X-rays to have a good idea of where patients are in their dental health journey. They may be done routinely if patients have conditions that need monitoring, such as periodontal disease, or to prepare for treatments where the bone must be assessed before performing any necessary work. We commonly complete bitewing X-rays to be able to see in between teeth. X-rays are incredibly helpful to our dental staff for a variety of reasons.

Where are X-rays completed?

X-rays are done right here in our office in Calgary, Alberta. We have the equipment necessary to provide this evaluation and include X-rays when diagnosing specific conditions. X-rays are done with the care and attention of our dental hygienists, who are experienced and trained in taking them in a safe and effective manner right at the treatment chair.

What can I expect during my X-rays?

Patients may need to turn their head or clench their jaw in a specific manner while undergoing their X-rays. We may even use plastic bite plates to help. Patients stay very still for just a few seconds while the imaging is done. The X-rays are finished quickly, allowing our team to assess the smile and diagnose any potential problems in the teeth, gums, or bone.

Schedule a visit today!

At Calgary Dental Centers, our professional staff has your healthiest smile in mind! If you are interested in scheduling your routine dental visits with our team, we welcome you to book an appointment at one of our two conveniently located practices. 

Dr. Hanif Asaria and the team can be reached at (403) 768-1339 for a routine visit, including a cleaning, examination, and dental X-rays.

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Calgary’s Dental Care - Dr. Hanif Asaria

Dr. Hanif Asaria is a dentist who serves the area of Calgary, who is devoted to helping people get the smile of their dreams. He graduated in 1989 with a DDS at the Canadian University of Alberta. He is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has over 28 years of experience in the areas of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.