Is the idea of radiation exposure preventing you from getting the X-rays your dentist needs to evaluate your mouth? Digital radiography may be the perfect solution for you. Digital sensors are more responsive than film so that less radiation is required to produce a digital image.
Benefits of digital dental radiographs compared to traditional dental X-rays include the following:
Digital radiographs reveal small hidden areas of decay between teeth or below existing restorations (fillings), bone infections, gum (periodontal) disease, abscesses or cysts, developmental abnormalities and tumors that cannot be detected with only a visual dental examination.
Digital radiographs can be viewed instantly on any computer screen, manipulated to enhance contrast and detail, and transmitted electronically to specialists without quality loss.
Early detection and treatment of dental problems can save time, money and discomfort.
Dental digital radiographs eliminate chemical processing and disposal of hazardous wastes and lead foil, thereby presenting a “greener” and eco-friendly alternative.
Digital radiograph features, including contrasting, colorizing, 3-D, sharpness, flip, zoom, etc., assist in detection and interpretation, which in turn assist in diagnosis and patient education. Digital images of problem areas can be transferred and enhanced on a computer screen next to the patient’s chair.