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Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays

Dental x-rays enable your dentist to diagnose many problems within the oral cavity. This technology is an essential element of proper diagnosis and is a safe and effective tool to provide proper dental care.

At Broadway Dental Excellence, we’re focused on using the most advanced technology to provide the greatest benefits to our patients. We use low-radiation digital x-rays to produce consistently safer, better results. Here’s why our patients find our low-radiation digital x-rays to be superior to any other x-ray technology:

  • Safer Technology — Our digital x-ray machines use at least 50% less radiation than conventional film x-rays.
  • Better Results — The low radiation digital x-ray technology we use provides results as accurate as conventional x-rays, and reveals things that film x-rays simply can’t.  Plus, the digital image can be magnified 300x its normal size to enhance diagnosis.
  • Faster X-rays — The images appear instantaneously on the computer monitor allowing the dentist to immediately review your x-rays and discuss treatment options with you.  Plus, they can be saved on the computer for later referencing.

MORE ABOUT DENTAL X-RAYS

A dental x-ray is a picture of a patient’s teeth, mouth, and jaw that allows the dentist to clearly view the bones, and teeth. Dental x-rays help the dentist find cavities and other oral health issues such as impacted wisdom teeth that can’t be seen with a regular examination.

IS A DENTAL X-RAY RIGHT FOR YOU?

Dental x-rays are typically used for the majority of our patients—especially if an oral health problem is suspected. However, if you are pregnant or suspect you may be, we recommend that you don’t have an x-ray taken. If an x-ray is absolutely necessary for a pregnant patient, we will offer the proper protection to help shield your baby from the x-ray. We periodically recommend that our patients have new x-rays taken in order to determine what oral health changes have gone on in the patient. Dental x-rays can be taken to help address the following issues:

  • Crooked teeth and roots
  • Cavities
  • Dental implant placement
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth removal
  • Some forms of oral cancer
  • TMJ arthritic changes
  • Dental abscesses

HOW IS A DENTAL X-RAY PERFORMED?

Dental x-rays are performed right in our office. A dental technician covers the patient in a heavy lead apron to help shield the patient’s body from the x-rays. Broadway Dental Excellence uses digital x-rays which use an electronic sensor instead of the traditional x-ray film. Once the sensor is in place, the dental technician takes the x-ray pictures. The sensor will be moved to different placements in order to acquire x-rays of different portions of your mouth.

Low radiation digital x-rays are just one of the many advanced technologies that we use at Broadway Dental Excellence to ensure that you have the highest quality dental care. If you have questions about the procedure or the benefits of our advanced digital x-ray technology, please contact us today.