Not all X-rays are the same

Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a medical imaging technique a type of X-ray that allows practitioners to see nerve and bone. Dentists use this to see nerve around the tooth before taking out the tooth, especially if it is placed underneath the gums. At ABC Dental we use the CBCT to generate a treatment plan personalised to you, . CBCT is used at ABC Dental for wisdom teeth extractions, implants and endodontic diagnosis.  We have the machine available in Bondi Junction Westfield and Chatswood Westfield and with one internal program all the footage can be accessed from all our practices.

The radiation level for a CBCT is about the same as eating 7 bananas of naturally absorbed radiation. At ABC Dental we price CBCTs at $171

OPG is a a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. Dentists use this for simple dental extractions and sometimes implants to see where the roots of the teeth are. At ABC Dental we offer OPG at all of our five practices, Bondi Junction Westfield, Sydney Pitt St Westfield, Macquarie Shopping Centre, Miranda Westfield and Chatswood Westfield. Depending on the level of difficulty the dentists will price the treatment from $425 for wisdom teeth extractions.

The radiation level for an OPG is about a weeks worth of naturally absorbed radiation. At ABC Dental we price OPGs at $81

Single X-rays are used for dental treatments such as fillings, root canals, some extractions and dental emergencies. Dentists use the footage from Single X-rays to check the status of the tooth down to the roots. This is essential to do all types of dental treatments, only way to see the symptoms of the tooth is by taking an x-ray. How much to fill the tooth up is all determined by the X-ray.

The radiation level for a Single X-ray is about a single days worth of naturally absorbed radiation.At ABC Dental we price Single X-rays at $36