Digital Dental X-Rays
X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with X-rays before they become problems can save you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
- Internal tooth decay
- Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
- Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
- Impacted teeth
- Teeth that are still coming in
Dr. Valle and his staff use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based X-rays. Digital x-rays allow the ability to take x-rays with 1/8 of the radiation that you would receive from the use of traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated. We will then display a Large on-screen X-rays to allow the patient to better understand their dental conditions that affect his/her health. This immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to communicate and discuss your dental health quickly and accurately. Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed and rich in contrast. Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting X-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically for consultation that can be presented to you quickly.