Digital Dental X-Rays
Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our family dentist practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital Dental X ray technology in our office. Digital x ray technology uses a small electronic sensor placed in the mouth to capture an image, which can be called up instantly on a computer screen. Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital dental x rays offer numerous advantages to dentists and patients alike. These include:
- No chemical processing and no waiting. Because there is no film to process with digital x-rays, there is no waiting for pictures to develop. There are no toxic chemicals to dispose of. Your dentist can immediately show you the pictures on a computer screen for easy viewing.
- A clearer picture. It’s possible to get more information from digital x-rays because they are sharper and can be enhanced in a number of ways. A digital dental xrayallows Dr. Jacobson to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow her to take a closer look at the teeth and surrounding structures with improved accuracy during your dentist appointment. It is even possible to compare current radiographs to previous x-rays, making even the smallest changes in your tooth structure easier to detect.
- Easy sharing and storage. Digital x-rays provide a better visual aide for you, the patient, to understand your diagnosis and treatment options. They can be e-mailed to different locations; they are also far less likely to be misplaced.