At DDS Family Dental, we use the newest and safest radiographic technology in the field of dentistry. Digital radiographs, or X-rays, are an easy and fast way for us to get a better picture of the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw.
What is digital radiography?
Digital radiography is a huge advance in the world of dental X-rays. It is much quicker than traditional X-ray technology, and can display X-ray results instantly. This allows both the patient and doctor to clearly see the X-rays right after they are taken, making them an excellent educational tool.
What are the benefits of digital X-rays?
To begin, digital X-rays cut down on the amount of radiation that the patient is exposed to. Digital X-rays are not only the safest option, but they also offer a high-quality grayscale resolution. This allows the enhancement of the density and contrast of the image captured by the digital x-rays. With digital X-rays we can get a clear and instant understanding on your dental needs and can in turn, provide you the best possible treatment. The improved resolution provided by digital radiography allows our team to easily identify the presence of any kind of infectious oral disease and decaying of the tooth. They also allow us to transform your images into three-dimensional models for better understanding of the patient’s oral health condition.
Digital X-rays are also much more comfortable and patient-friendly than traditional ones. Traditional X-rays involved the patient putting bulky sensors into their mouths. Digital X-rays do not need this sensor and will give you an overall better experience as the patient.
How do digital X-rays work?
To take a digital X-ray, sensors are positioned inside the mouth of the patient and the images are transmitted directly to our computers. This means they are easy to document and archive, and can be referenced at your future appointments to help us keep track of your oral health progression. We use this advanced technology to obtain digital images of the teeth, gums, and jawbone of our patients.
The use of digital radiographs is just one of the many examples of how we use leading technology in the industry to help better serve our patients. If you would like to learn more about digital radiography or have any questions about our treatments or methods, give us a call today.