In recent years digital X-Ray technology has become a vital part of any dental practice. The digital images allow dental professionals to diagnose and treat oral conditions not visible to the naked eye. Tooth decay, abscesses, gum disease, and abnormal growth are a few conditions that can be addressed with early detection and prompt treatment. Without a doubt, digital X-rays have prevented myriad suffering and saved countless teeth. Now, advanced X-Rays have made dental treatments far more precise and safer.
What Are Digital X- Rays?
Digital X-Ray technology employs a small radiographic camera that is slightly larger than a pen. It can efficiently capture images of each tooth while replacing the conventional film used in traditional X-rays. The digital X-Ray application conveniently eliminates the need to develop or chemically process the photos. Instead, they can be instantly displayed on a computer screen as each scan is completed so that they can be viewed within minutes. Our dental providers can capture every surface of a tooth by shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly.
How Can Digital X-Rays Help?
Digital X-Rays help detect a wide range of dental problems, including the following:
- Presence of cysts or abscesses
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and malignant tumors
- Decay and cavities between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Changes in the jawbone
- Help in braces, dentures, or dental implant preparation
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
No Chemical Processing
There is no film to develop with digital X-rays, and hence there is no waiting time to process the images and no disposal of toxic materials. Our dentist can show you the images on a computer screen immediately.
It's possible to gather more information from digital X-Rays as they are sharper and can be enhanced in several ways. The areas of concern can be magnified, or contrast can be increased or decreased. It's even possible to compare them on-screen with your previous X-rays, allowing for easier detection of even the minutest changes to your tooth.
Reduced Treatment Time
As digital X-Rays capture multiple images and display them instantly, the time spent at dental offices is significantly reduced. The precision of digital X-Rays also allows us to plan your treatments more effectively.
Digital X-Rays can take multiple intra-oral images in minimal time with far less radiation exposure than conventional radiographs. As a result, you get a comprehensive and precise treatment plan with up to ninety percent less radiation exposure.
Easy Sharing & Storage
Digital X-Rays provide a better visual aide to understand your diagnosis and treatment options. They can be mailed to different locations and are also far less likely to be misplaced.
At Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S., we use the latest technology to provide comfortable treatments. For more information on Digital X-Rays, visit our office at 4300 Golden Center Dr, Suite G, in Placerville, CA 95667, or call (530) 622-9068.