Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Faster, Safer … & Environmentally Friendly


We learn a lot about your oral health through a visual examination of your

teeth and gums. But even with 20/20 vision, there are things that can’t be

seen with the naked eye. Technological tools are invaluable in helping us

detect potential trouble, and by far the most effective of these is the dental

radiograph, or x-ray.

We are now able to offer our patients a new type of x-ray, the digital

radiograph, which offers benefi ts beyond the traditional x-ray. We place

a sensor that is about the size and shape of a domino on the inside of your

cheek. It sends signals to a computer which are translated into large,

crisp, electronic pictures of your teeth, supporting bones, and gums. The

pictures can be enlarged and colored for clarifi cation and are stored in

your fi le for future reference.

Because digital radiographs require 90% less radiation than

traditional x-rays, you can relax ... the radiation is so low, you

no longer have to wear a lead apron and we don’t have to leave

the room!

The digital radiograph makes it easier and less expensive to

detect, diagnose and plan treatment long before problems become

visible to the naked eye. We’ll recommend digital radiographs

periodically, as you need them. It’s the best and safest way to guard

your smile against unexpected problems!

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