Exceptional Dentistry aims to take advantage of all that modern dentistry has to offer, and that’s why we’ve invested in digital radiography. It’s a procedure that's fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise. Using digital x-rays, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose your dental problems. Even more amazing, we can immediately translate that information into a large, clear, accurate image, projected onto a monitor that patient and doctor can study together in the operatory. You won’t even have to leave your chair. Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies our methods for caring for teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital radiographs help us help you.
Traditionally, dentists used X-rays to see what the naked eye could not; X-rays required a darkroom, hazardous chemicals, and a back-lit board for developing and viewing. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. By far the worst part of traditional X-rays was the unnecessary radiation exposure. Digital radiography has completely transformed this process.
Now, when you come into the office for X-rays, a small sensor is placed in your mouth instead of film. These new sensors use up to 90% less radiation than traditional film-based X-rays. This creates a detailed image of your internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely. Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs: they’re convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied accurately, and best of all, they’re safer for our patients.