Many patients today are understandably concerned about the radiation to which they are exposed during dental x-rays. Fortunately, advances in technology now allow us to offer our patients the safety of state-of-the-art digital x-rays.
Digital x-rays shield you from excess radiation because they reduce your exposure by about 80% compared to traditional film x-rays. Of course, x-rays have always been an invaluable diagnostic tool, but the images produced with digital technology take the diagnosis of conditions to a whole new level.
Now we can not only see precise details of what's happening inside a tooth, but we can also share it with you on your chairside monitor. Since the image is digital, we can enhance it just as you would any other photo by making it larger or smaller, zooming in on a particular area, and even rotating it. We strongly believe in patient education, and digital x-rays are a valuable tool because you can clearly see for yourself what the problem is and why we recommend treatment.
We store your digital x-rays securely on our in-house system, making them easily available for review by our doctors. Digital images can also be shared easily with specialists or your insurance company, and since there are no processing chemicals involved, our state-of-the-art x-rays are safer for the environment!