We've invested in a new way of looking into your child’s mouth—a procedure that's fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise. Using digital radiography, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose concerning dental problems. Even more amazing, we can immediately translate that information into a large, clear, and accurate image that’s projected to a monitor that doctors and parents can study together in the operatory.
Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your child’s mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital radiographs help us help you!
Traditionally, dentists used X-rays to see what the naked eye could not. They were developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals and then viewed on a special light board. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. By far, the worst part of traditional X-rays was the radiation exposure to patients. Digital radiography has completely transformed this process.
Now, when you come into the dental office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in the patient’s mouth that emits a tiny amount of radiation – up to 90% less than traditional X-rays required. This creates a detailed image of the internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.
Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs. They’re convenient, safe for the environment, highly educational, easily transferrable, and best of all, safer for our patients. If you have questions about digital X-rays, call our pediatric dental office in Duncanville. We’ll do all we can to help.