The dental x-ray is an essential part of a routine dental examination, as it gives the dentist a look at the tooth structure beneath the gum line as well as the jaw bone structure. While the x-ray has long been a part of the dental examination, recent advances in technology have allowed for increased use of the digital x-ray. Benefits of the digital x-ray over traditional film x-rays include:
- With digital x-rays, the dentist is able to project a panoramic image of the patient’s entire mouth onto a monitor located in the treatment room. This allows the patient to see exactly what the dentist sees, which is beneficial in explaining issues and prospective procedures and allows the patient to feel as though he or she is part of the treatment discussion.
- Digital x-rays expose patients to up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional (film) x-rays.
- Since digital x-rays require no chemical fixers or developers, they are much more environmentally friendly than traditional film x-rays.
- Digital x-rays produce images that are much clearer and more comprehensive than those created by traditional film x-rays.
- Because digital x-rays are instantly displayed on a computer screen rather than printed onto films which need to be viewed against light, the dentist is able to instantly read the x-rays. Furthermore, the dentist is able to alter images by zooming in, enlarging, or highlighting certain areas of the picture to more clearly see potential problems and to explain them to the patient.
Make an Appointment
We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!Schedule Now
We provide comprehensive oral health care for all of our clients. Learn more about all the services we provide.Read More
“I had a great experience here with the friendly staff, informative Dentist, and state of the art equipment and procedures. I will be back for sure.”
– Robert B.
Read our Google Reviews
I've been coming here for about 4 years to see Dr. Patel and her and the entire team are amazing. Always very professional, on time, and happy to work with my crazy schedule. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Thanks Dr. Patel and team!!!
Attention to detail, kind and friendly, and no worries about unnecessary procedures. Thank you all.
Dr. Patel and Tara were wonderful! They are both kind, took the time to explain everything they were doing, and very thorough. Thank you!