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Do I Have to Get X-Rays During Every Clinic Visit?

A healthy patient, with a good oral health history, probably doesn’t need X-Rays at every clinic visit. However, in certain situations, the dentist may determine that more frequent X-Rays are necessary and required. Overall, dental X-Rays deliver little radiation, but where there is concern, a frank discussion may be appropriate. The fact is, dental X-Rays are an essential tool for accurate diagnosis. In many cases, a good set of images can identify small problems before they progress.

At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, digital dental X-Rays are used as an alternative to traditional X-Rays. With digital X-Rays, there is much-reduced radiation. As well, they are more comfortable for the patient, and with faster turnaround time for viewing (there is no need to process). For the dentist, digital images allow for enlargement and zooming on specific areas of the mouth – it’s an effective way to isolate and diagnose potential problems before they develop into big problems.

With precision and clarity, digital X-Rays provide an indispensible diagnostic tool for the dentist.

  • To find decay and irregularities between the teeth
  • To monitor periodontal conditions below the gum
  • To view the jaw bone and general position of teeth
  • To detect growths or abnormalities in the mouth

Although digital X-Rays do produce lower levels of radiation, the team at the Mackenzie Dental Centre takes every precaution to limit a patient's exposure – a lead apron is used to shield and protect the body, and X-Rays are only prescribed when necessary.

Probably the most important feature of digital X-Rays is the ability to view portions of the teeth that are hidden below the gum line. Beyond viewing the enamel, dentin, and pulp, these X-Rays are also able to clearly view the jawbone and joints – all critical to overall oral health.

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Thoroughly impressed from top to bottom. Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment, phenomenal dentist Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is indeed!! Beyond knowledgeable and best of all is his calming influence. He has such a down to earth approach, I just find it reassuring and just don't have the anxiety that I've had with past dental work. Just moved into the city and thrilled with our families new dentist and dental clinic!

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Our Family has gone to Dr. Pedvis for over 25 years in his previous location. You are all so lucky to have him and his team to look after you in Vaughan now. I am a very complicated dental patient due to healthcare issues… I knew I was always safe with Dr. Pedvis!  I will miss your great stories, and trying not to laugh, as you work on my dental issues. Most people do not get to laugh at "The Dentist". Your new office looks awesome! 

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I have been a patient of Dr. Pedvis for 13 yrs now. He is the greatest dentist I've ever had. He's extremely gentle, listens to your concerns and is compassionate. I once emailed the office with a severe toothache when it was closed. Shortly after Dr. Pedvis contacted me with my concerns, he called in a prescription for me to get me out of pain. He then took me first thing in the morning and did a root canal. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for a caring dentist. Also the staff is fantastic and they truly care about you as a person.

Kimberly Oppermann

I have seen many dentists prior to Dr. Pedvis, so I believe I have ample reference points to say that Dr. Pedvis is at the top of his field. He keeps up to date with developments in the field, invests in the latest equipment for his office and is able to handle a wide variety of procedures, from simple to complex. He also maintains an equally top level network of professionals to add to his service capabilities if needed.

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I am pleased to share my experience I had at the office of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis. From the moment I stepped into the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, by the friendly competent staff. I found the office environment very pleasant. Dr. Pedvis is an excellent dentist. He takes the time to explain every procedure, and is attentive that I was comfortable at all times.

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Me and my family have been going to Dr. Pedvis 's dental practice since 1995. He always performs excellent services, and is often available to handle emergencies. First class staff, as well. Their new location in Vaughan is stunning! Highly recommended.

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