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We are so honoured to be chosen as one of the Best Dental Offices in Guelph! Thank you for your trust and support. We Love Making you Smile:)

Thank you for nominating us again for Best Dentist in the Reader’s Choice Awards through the Guelph Tribune! Each day, we appreciate that you have entrusted us with the oral health and well-being of you and your family.
Another addition!

We have just added a digital Panorex X Rayto the the office!

As you know we use our intra-oral digital x-rays we can find dental problems with your teeth such as cavities. Our panorex can provide a two-dimensional view of your entire oral cavity with one single x-ray. Unlike out intra-oral digital x-rays there is no sensor that we place in your mouth, you’ll stand in the center of the machine. The camera rotates in a half circle around your head, staring at one side of the jaw and ending at another. For a clear picture, you’ll need to remain still; don’t worry — it only takes a few seconds for the process to complete. Also since there is on intra-oral senor it can be used for gaggers, children and others who have a hard time keeping the film in place. Here are some of the things a Panorex can show us:
  • Oral cancer
  • Temporomandibular joint TMJ
  • Fractures in the jaw
  • Infection in the jaw
  • Bone levels around the teeth to help assess gum disease
  • Tooth and jaw development in children
  • Locate impacted teeth including wisdom teeth
  • Sinus problems
  • Prior to orthodontics, braces/Invisalign

We’ve Gone Digital!

Digital radiography (Digital X-rays) uses an electronic sensor, instead of traditional x-ray film, to capture the x-ray image. The digital images are stored directly to a computer. Digital x-rays have a number of advantages:

  • Digital x-rays reduce patient radiation exposure by 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of    traditional dental x-rays
  • The image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, allowing us to detect problems easier and point them    out to you
  • Digital x-rays do not require film processing, therefore eliminate the need for the disposal of harmful    waste products and chemicals into the environmentWhy are X-rays necessary? Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. They enable us to look at what is going on between teeth and under the gum. We use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Dental x-rays may reveal:
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumorsDetecting and treating dental problems at an early stage saves time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!Even though digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, we take all necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation. These precautions include only taking those x-rays that are necessary, and using lead apron with a thyroid shield to protect the body.How often should dental x-rays be taken?

    The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. We only recommends X-rays that are necessary, based upon our review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. If you are a new patient, we may recommend radiographs to determine the present status of the hidden areas of your mouth and to help analyze changes that may occur later. If you have had recent radiographs at your previous dentist, please ask to have the radiographs forwarded.

    Comparison of Different Types of Medical and Dental Xrays and Radiation Exposure in mSv

    High Dose X-rays

    Barium Enema CT scan…………………………. 15
    Barium Enema, Fluoroscopy……………………. 8
    Cardiac stress test (Technetium)…………….. 9.4
    Coronoary Angiogram…………………………… 3.0
    IV pyelogram (kidneys, ureter, and bladder…. 3.0
    Thyroid Scan……………………………………. 4.8

    Medium Dose X-rays

    Lower Back …………………….. 1.5
    Head CT…………………………. 1.5
    Hip Film (unilateral)…………….. 0.70
    Abdominal……………………….. 0.60

    Low Dose X-rays

    Chest X-ray, 2 films…………………….. 0.500
    Dental, one x-ray, traditional film…….. 0.0095

    Now let’s take a look at the Digital X-rays now offered at Harvard Rd Dental Care:

    Dental, one x-ray, low radiation digital x-ray……………. 0.00325

     

    Reader’s Choice Award
    Thank you for Nominating our Office for Best Dentist in Guelph! We look forward to seeing you soon!

     

 

Dr. Abdalla was invited to the University of Guelph’s Pre-Med Club to give a presentation on her path to dentistry and life as a local dentist in Guelph. To listen to the presentation go to the Pre-Med Club link below!

 

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