Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays enable your dentist to diagnose any problems within the oral cavity. This technology is an essential element of proper diagnosis. It is a safe, effective tool to provide proper dental care.
At Broadway Dental, we’re focused on using the most advanced technology to provide our patients the greatest benefits. 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-rays we use provides accurate results 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 review your x-rays and immediately discuss treatment options. Plus, they can be saved on the computer for later referencing.
A dental x-ray is a picture of a patient’s teeth, mouth, and jaw. This allows the dentist to view the bones and teeth clearly. Dental x-rays help the dentist find cavities and other oral health issues like impacted wisdom teeth that can’t be seen with a regular examination.
ARE DIGITAL X-RAYS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Dental x-rays are typically used for most of our patients. Especially if an oral health problem is suspected. We periodically recommend that patients have new x-rays taken to determine what oral health changes have occurred.
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 necessary for a pregnant patient, we will offer the proper protection to help shield your baby from the x-ray. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Dental x-rays can help address the following issues:
- Crooked teeth and roots
- Dental implant placement
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth removal
- Some forms of oral cancer
- TMJ arthritic changes
- Dental abscesses
HOW ARE DIGITAL X-RAYS 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 uses digital x-rays, which use an electronic sensor instead of the traditional film.
Once the sensor is in place, the dental technician takes the x-ray pictures. The sensor will be moved to different placements to acquire x-rays of different portions of your mouth. This will be repeated until all necessary x-rays are taken.
Low radiation digital x-rays are just among the many advanced technologies that we use at Broadway Dental. This ensures 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.