Dentistry has been aided by x-ray technology for quite some time. Radiographs (x-ray pictures) have allowed dentists to diagnose and treat problems not yet visible to the naked eye. This changed dentistry in a very positive way for dentists and patients. It helped early treatment with tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. x-ray technology and has prevented untold suffering and saved countless teeth.
Now, state-of-the-art digital digital x-rays have made the technology even safer and more beneficial.
Digital x-ray technology uses a small electronic sensor placed in the mouth to capture an image which can instantly be put up on a screen. Digital x-ray technology has reduced radiation exposure to the patient by as much as 90%.
Advantages of Digital X-Rays
Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital x-rays offer advantages to dentists and their patients. Including:
- No chemical processing and no waiting. There is no film to processing time involved with digital x-rays. Also, there are no toxic chemicals that need disposal. Pictures can immediately be shown to you via a screen for easy viewing.
- A clearer picture. It is possible that the dentist will have more, and better information from digital x-rays because they are sharper and can also be enhanced in a number of ways.
If you have questions about Digital x-rays, as well as, 3D x-rays, please feel free to ask Dr. James D. Lund DDS. Conveniently located in South Jordan, Day Break area at 10654 So. River Heights Dr. Suite 230 South Jordan, Utah 84095
Call us at 801-254-7777