Our doctors choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. The doctor utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, our patients’ exposure to radiation is significantly reduced, 1/6th the amount of radiation exposure from older systems. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information that is essential to treating your overall oral health.
Digital X-rays offer more precision in diagnosis since we view the image on a computer monitor, allowing us to adjust the image for a better resolution, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. The advantage of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enable us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.