Dental X-rays are typically radiograph images of your teeth. They are extremely useful in evaluating your oral health. They help in determining any of the following conditions:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Impacted teeth.
At Fisher and Orfaly Dental, we are now able to offer digital X-rays to our patients. We recently installed a new digital radiography system which included placing computers in each treatment room. On Monday, July 2, 2018 we closed the office so that the entire team could participate in a three-hour training session. We are excited about this new technology.
Dental radiographs are an important part of your dental care. They provide us with a thorough view of what’s happening in your mouth. There are several benefits to upgrading to digital X-rays.
- Less Radiation
Digital X-rays give 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays. This helps prevent health complications of radiation including radiation sickness, skin burns and an increased risk of cancer.
- Immediate Viewing
The image is instantly processed and able to be viewed on the computer monitor, whereas film takes minutes to be developed. As soon as the scanner is placed on a particular area of your tooth, the image on the computer screen shows the structure of your tooth.
- Image Enhancement
Digital radiography allows us to make the image larger for better viewing while not altering the clarity.
- Ease of Transferring Dental Records
We are able to email digital dental X-rays to dental specialists immediately in contrast to conventional X-rays which had to be mailed.
- Environmentally Friendly
There is less waste produced with digital X-rays and no chemicals are used to process the film.
Remember it is important to have routine X-rays taken of your teeth in order to obtain optimal dental health.