Since 1895, radiography has given us dentists the power to look deep into your mouth to look for problems. x-rays are a fantastic diagnostic tool, allowing us to improve our quality of care to you and helping us treat and manage chronic dental problems. However, despite a strong track history of proven benefits, x-rays are still regarded with suspicion by many of our patients. We understand your concerns, which is why we have made the switch to digital radiography, allowing us here at Century Dental to provide you with superior dental care while giving you the peace of mind that you are entirely safe while in our care.
Benefits of Digital X-rays
Drs. Densley and Call talking about the benefits of digital x-rays in dentistry.
Why We Use Digital Radiography at Our Office
Radiography, also known as x-rays, have been around for over 120 years. x-rays are an extremely valuable tool. They allow us to treat, manage, and diagnose a myriad of dental conditions without exposing you to great amounts of radiation. The reality is that, despite covering you in a heavy, lead vest and stepping out of the room, the amount of radiation that you receive from an x-ray is minimal, less than the amount you would get from a two-hour flight. The good news is that digital x-rays are even safer, with up to 90 percent less radiation exposure. Moreover, that is just one of the many benefits of this new technology!
Digital x-rays have been used for over twenty years. We can use it to check your teeth for tooth decay, examine your tooth roots for problems, check for your wisdom teeth, look at the health and status of your jawbone, and diagnose periodontal disease. The advantages of digital x-rays are numerous, making them one of the most vital tools we use in our office. When we use digital x-rays, we can see the results of your x-ray immediately, versus having to wait for the negatives to develop in a lab.
Not only can we get the results of your digital x-rays right away, but we can also zero in on problem areas with just a few clicks or keystrokes. We can zoom in and even enhance the digital image with just the press of a button. We can even adjust the contrast of the image, brightening or darkening areas to help us understand the image better.
The quality of digital x-rays is much better than conventional x-rays, as well. The risk of losing your digital file is also greatly minimized, and we can quickly transfer the images to other medical specialists as needed. As a bonus, we are not contributing to pollution by creating further clutter and rubbish. Your images are saved digitally, meaning that we are now working together to preserve the environment.
To Get Updated Digital X-rays, Call Our Office Today
We recommend having digital x-rays taken every two years unless we have a reason to do them sooner. For instance, if you come in with complaints of dental pain, we may want to take an x-ray for a closer look. If you are interested in learning more about how we can provide you with the best quality of care with digital x-rays, or schedule your next dental appointment, please give us here at Century Dental a call at (971) 708-1608 today!