Safe, precise, and rapid – digital x-rays improve your dental health from checkup to oral surgery
X-rays are an important part of your dental evaluation. Our dentists use x rays to diagnose and treat, and to evaluate your dental well-being a broad range of ailments. Digital x-rays are used to diagnose tooth decay (cavities), decrease or change in your bone density, periodontal disease, and abscesses or infections. Progress in x-ray technology help us to improve your experience at the dentist.
The benefits of digital x-rays at the dentist’s office
When we take an x-ray of your teeth during your dental checkup or evaluation, we now use the latest in digital x-ray technology. Sensors are used instead of photographic film, and those detectors link directly to our computer system by means of a USB connection.
There are many advantages for our patients with this particular technology
Digital x rays include less radiation and supply better quality pictures for your dentist. Digital xrays use less radiation than traditional film x rays – 40 times less radiation when compared to a man would be exposed to in an average day. Even so, we continue to make use of a lead apron and thyroid collar to safeguard other places of your body from vulnerability.
Faster and much more precise assessments of your oral health
Your dental x-rays now are instantly ready to see, no waiting to process the film, and no harsh chemicals to damage the surroundings. The pictures are also higher quality than film x rays, and we've got the capability to improve the pictures by zooming in, shifting the contrast, or brightening the pictures to help us better see what’s going on with your teeth. In the event you need your x rays elsewhere for any reason, they can be easily emailed or transferred.