Digital Dental X-Rays
Tools for the Emergency Dentist
What are the benefits of a dental X-ray examination? Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when your dentist examines your mouth. An X-ray examination may reveal:
- small areas of decay between the teeth;
- infections in the bone;
- abscesses or cysts;
- developmental abnormalities;
- some types of tumors.
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and unnecessary discomfort. It can detect damage to oral structures not visible during a regular exam. If you have a hidden tumor, radiographs may even help save your life.
Digital Radiographs have many Advantages including:
- Less radiation is necessary
- No developing time; instant viewing
- Zoom, measure, and colorize x-rays
- We are able to store the x-rays on your computer file for future reference
- Speed up dental claims with modem transfer of x-rays
- Capability for virtual conferencing
Get necessary care without unnecessary radiation.
The digital x-ray requires 80% less radiation than conventional film x-ray. As x-rays are an invaluable aspect of a proper diagnosis, we have taken every measure to make this procedure as safe as possible. Our patients appreciate our effort in making radiography safer for our patients.
More accurate than conventional x-rays — and reveals things traditional film can’t. We are now able to magnify digital images 300x there normal size to see cavities at it’s earliest stages. We are also able to manipulate images by correcting the contrast, colorization, and create negatives to improve imaging.
The digital x-ray is also better for our environment. There are no hazardous wastes created from developer and fixer. There are no lead backing on the film x-rays.
More time treating, less time processing. There is no waiting for conventional processing so the images are viewable immediately. This allows our doctors and staff members to spend more time with our patients in discussing their dental needs than preparing the x-rays for viewing.
The digital x-ray is stored in the patients computer record and can be viewed at any time. Your x-rays can be sent to your insurance company or a specialist if necessary.