A digital X-ray is a modern technology used in dentistry to capture images of your teeth, jawbone, and mouth without exposing you to radiation like traditional X-rays. A digital X-ray can help identify damage and disease that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays provide several advantages over traditional film X-rays:
- Instant images: Digital images are immediately available for examination, and this enables us to make treatment decisions immediately.
- Reduced radiation exposure: Digital X-rays machines use up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray machines, and our office is equipped with the latest technology to minimize your risk of radiation exposure.
- Low cost: Digital X-rays are more economical than traditional film X-rays.
- Environmentally friendly: Digital X-rays are more eco-friendly, allowing us to do our part for the environment.
Digital X-Ray Technology Explained
Digital X-rays use a digital image capturing and processing system instead of traditional film. Dental X-ray image receptor plates are replaced with a flat-panel digital sensor that captures digital X-rays in the same way that a digital camera captures images.
The digital X-ray sensor captures the image and immediately transmits it to a computer in the treatment room. The dentist is able to view the image on a large computer monitor within seconds. The digital image capturing and processing system also eliminates the use of chemicals associated with developing traditional X-ray film.
Using digital X-rays, we will be able to:
- Identify hidden tooth decay
- Evaluate the health of your jawbone
- Assess the alignment of your jaw
- Assess the health of your surrounding tissue
- Detect impacted teeth
- Find infection, cysts, or tumors
Digital X-Ray Safety
When used properly, digital X-rays expose patients to far less radiation than traditional methods. The radiation from a digital X-ray machine is lower than that of a traditional film X-ray machine.
Digital X-rays are safe and particularly useful because the images can be viewed immediately, improving patient-doctor communication and treatment planning.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.