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Why X-rays Are an Important Part of a Dental Check-up

An X-ray lets your dentist examine your teeth and gums in more detail than an oral examination alone. X-rays form an important part of dental check-ups, spotting oral problems which are hard to see or feel during an examination.

Key takeaways:

  • Tooth decay between the teeth can be difficult to diagnose without an x-ray.
  • Smaller abscesses or tumors which may be hard to feel during an oral examination can be seen on an x-ray.
  • Dental restorative work such as dental implants may require an x-ray to get a better idea of the position of the teeth.

“X-rays can not only show cavities between your teeth, but they can also show bone loss. Bone loss in the jaw would be a concern for patients who require certain restorative procedures such as dental implants.”

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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