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- Posted on: Aug 5 2007
Faster, safer, & environmentally friendly radiographs
We learn a lot about your oral health through a visual examination of your teeth and gums. But even with 20/20 vision, there are things that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Technological tools are invaluable in helping us detect potential troubles, to better communicate with specialists to improve care, and by far the most effective of these is the dental radiograph, or x-ray.
We are now able to offer our patients a new type of x-ray, the digital radiograph, which offers benefits beyond the traditional x-ray. We place a sensor that is about the size and shape of a domino on the inside of your cheek. It sends signals to a computer which are translated into large, crisp, electronic pictures of your teeth, supporting bones, and gums. The pictures can be enlarged and colored for clarification and are stored in your file for future reference.
Because digital radiographs require 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, you can relax … the radiation is so low, you may no longer have to wear a lead apron and we don.t have to leave the room!
The digital radiograph makes it easier and less expensive to detect, diagnose and plan treatment long before problems become visible to the naked eye. We’ll recommend digital radiographs periodically, as you need them. It’s the best and safest way to guard your smile against unexpected problems!
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