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Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays have revolutionized the field of dentistry by offering a safer and more efficient alternative to traditional film-based x-rays. Unlike traditional x-rays that use film, digital x-rays use a digital sensor to capture the images, which are then displayed on a computer screen. This not only eliminates the need for toxic developing chemicals but also reduces radiation exposure by up to 80%.

Digital x-rays at Dental Artistry not only save time but also allows for immediate analysis and diagnosis of dental problems. Additionally, digital x-rays can be easily manipulated to enhance images and highlight specific areas of concern, making it easier for dentists to identify issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bone loss. Moreover, digital x-rays offer more accurate and detailed images that can be easily stored and shared, resulting in better diagnosis and treatment planning.

Facts About Digital X-Rays

  • Digital x-rays use a digital sensor to capture images, eliminating the need for film.
  • They can reduce radiation exposure by up to 80% compared to traditional film-based x-rays.
  • Digital x-rays offer more accurate and detailed images that can be easily stored and shared.
  • They produce instant results, allowing for immediate analysis and diagnosis of dental problems.
  • Digital x-rays can be easily manipulated to enhance images and highlight specific areas of concern.
  • They are more environmentally friendly than traditional x-rays, as they eliminate the need for toxic developing chemicals.

Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist About Digital X-Rays

  • How do digital x-rays differ from traditional film-based x-rays?
  • What are the benefits of using digital x-rays for dental diagnosis and treatment planning?
  • Are digital x-rays safe? How do they compare to traditional x-rays in terms of radiation exposure?
  • Can you show me some examples of digital x-ray images and explain what they reveal about my dental health?
  • How often will I need to have digital x-rays taken?
  • Will the digital x-ray procedure be uncomfortable or painful?
  • Can I receive a copy of my digital x-rays for my own records or to share with other healthcare providers if necessary?
  • How are my digital x-rays stored, and how long will they be available for future reference?

The Process Of Digital X-Rays

Before the x-ray procedure begins, you will need to remove any jewelry or other metal objects that may interfere with the imaging process. You may also be asked to wear a lead apron to protect your body from unnecessary radiation exposure.

Once you are prepared, our dentists will place a small digital sensor in your mouth and ask you to bite down gently. The sensor captures the x-ray image and sends it directly to our computers, where it is processed and displayed on a screen.

Digital X-rays Irving

After the images have been captured, the dental professional will review them and analyze any areas of concern. They may adjust the images to enhance specific areas for better diagnosis and treatment planning.

Digital x-rays are stored electronically, making it easy to retrieve them as needed for future reference. They can also be easily shared with other healthcare providers if necessary.

Overall, the process of digital x-rays is quick and efficient, and the images produced are more accurate and detailed than traditional film-based x-rays. Additionally, the reduced radiation exposure makes them a safer option for both patients and dental professionals.

Digital X-Rays Can Help Uncover Hidden Problems With Your Teeth, But They Can Also Reveal Unexpected Objects Like Swallowed Dental Appliances Or Even Swallowed Jewelry, Which Has Happened More Than Once!

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Q: How do digital x-rays compare to traditional x-rays?

Q: Are digital x-rays safe?

Q: Can digital x-rays detect cavities?

Q: Can digital x-rays diagnose gum disease?

Q: How often should digital x-rays be taken?

Q: Can I receive a copy of my digital x-rays?


If you want to find out more about digital x-rays, call us. Our team at Dental Artistry is very welcoming and will take time to answer any questions you might have about your treatment and the technologies we use for our services. We will always choose the best option for your dental issues and ensure you leave with a wide smile and the most optimum oral health. Schedule an appointment with us today and help us transform your smile.

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