What is digital X-ray imaging?
Digital X-ray imaging is a state-of-the-art imaging technology that allows dentists to view your teeth and oral structures with sharper, more detailed images than any other type of X-ray. Concerned Dental uses digital imaging techniques at all of our New York City Area dental offices. Digital imaging reduces exposure time by more than 50% as compared to traditional radiographs. State-of-the-art digital imaging is even faster, safer and clearer than conventional radiographs, making them the preferred type of imaging test.
Why are digital X-rays used by a dentist?
Our dentists at Concerned Dental follow careful guidelines as to when radiographs (X-rays) should be taken. X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool, giving us the ability to view internal structures of the mouth that are not visible in an examination. They enable us to determine the existence of cavities in the teeth, measure bone level and assess the health of the bone. We can also use radiographs to examine the dental pulp and roots of the teeth, inspect and evaluate cysts or tumors in the mouth as well as calculate the extent of any damage that has occurred due to trauma.
What does dental digital X-ray scanning involve?
The digital X-ray procedure is similar to any regular dental X-rays. You can expect the following during your digital X-ray exam at Concerned Dental:
- X-rays are taken during your routine dental check-up and sometimes before other dental procedures.
- You sit in a comfortable dental exam chair.
- Your dentist covers you with a special protective jacket before the imaging begins.
- You and your doctor can both view the digital X-ray images on a computer screen immediately after the pictures are taken.
What are the benefits of getting digital X-rays at the dentist?
Digital dental X-rays are considered the preferred method of dental imaging at Concerned Dental for the following reasons:
- Provide essential information to diagnose, treat and maintain the oral health
- Minimal X-ray exposure (too small to pose any major risk)
- Faster, safer and clearer than conventional X-rays
- Images can be viewed on a computer, offering a much more precise view
- Can quickly deliver the images to any specialists or insurance companies as needed
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