Dr. Harjinder Girn
3221 Derry Road West, Suite 2, Mississauga, ON L5N7L7 - (905) 785-8444

Technology & Comfort:

Digital Radiography
Diagnodent
Laughing Gas
Oral Conscious Sedation
Chairside Computers
Intraoral Camera
Digital Imaging
Caesy Patient Education
Magnification Loupes
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Office Hours
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: Noon - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Dental X-Rays

A Little Ray Goes a Long Way
Despite concerns, traditional dental X-rays are a safe and important part of a thorough dental evaluation. By viewing the inside of your teeth and accompanying oral structures, we can more effectively care for your smile. Concerns over radiation exposure associated with dental X-rays have no solid basis. In fact, the high-speed film we use minimizes ionizing radiation that is passed along to the patient. The amount of radiation a patient is exposed to is less than that the exposure the natural atmosphere exposes a person to over about eight weeks. Radiograph technicians step out of the room while X-rays are being taken because they see many patients and take many X-rays. Compounded, the exposure could compromise their health over the course of their dental career.

Why X-Rays are Important
Dental radiographs, or X-rays, provide us with valuable information because with them, we can see what's going on beneath, between, and under your teeth and gums. We can also detect problems in existing dental work, as well as receding bone and abscesses. For instance, cavities and gum disease show up as dark places on white teeth and bone images. Not only do X-rays help us diagnose dental problems and develop customized treatment plans, but they document your dental health status, establishing a baseline from which to monitor changes over time. 

Now, when you come into the office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in your mouth to detect small amount of radiation – up to 90-percent less than traditional X-rays required. This creates an detailed image of your internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.

If you have questions or concerns about X-rays or other dental procedures, please call our Mississauga dental office or share your concerns with us at your appointment. As your preferred dental care provider, we want you to be informed and confident in the care you receive in our office.

3221 Derry Road West, Suite 2, Mississauga, ON L5N7L7 (905) 785-8444
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3221 Derry Road West, Suite 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 7L7 CAN
Dr. Harjinder Girn Mississauga Ontario Canada dentist (905) 785-8444 (905) 785-8333