Today’s dental x-rays no longer rely on dangerous radiation exposure to give your dentist a closer look at your teeth and jaw. Digital x-rays are far faster, easier, and safer, and make it easier for your dentist to assess your overall oral health and design a dental treatment or care plan best suited to your needs. For more information on digital x-rays, please read the questions and answers below.
Digital x-rays are much better than film x-rays in a number of ways. Traditional x-rays required you to be exposed to 90% more radiation than digital x-rays do. In addition, traditional x-rays required the use of toxic and caustic chemical use. The digital x-ray process is much quicker, and your x-ray images can be viewed by your dentist right away. This allows them to identify any problems sooner and fix any issues before extensive tooth decay or damage can occur. You may also be able to view your x-rays along with your dentist, depending on their office procedures, which allows for greater communication opportunities between you and your dental health professional. This can also give you a greater understanding of your overall dental health and any issues you might be experiencing. Finally, digital x-rays make the record and duplication process for in-office or insurance purposes much easier and faster.
When taking digital x-rays, your dentist or dental assistant will place a miniature camera inside your mouth where it takes pictures of your teeth and gums, as well as your tooth structure, root, and the bone around your tooth. Your dentist can then immediately view these images and discuss with you any issues or areas of concern, as well as set up a treatment plan as necessary. The process is ideal for busy dental offices and patients who don’t have a lot of time, but still want to maintain proper oral health.
For more information on digital x-rays, please call Buckner Family Dental today at 214-328-3595 to schedule a consultation. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions that you might have, and we can help identify and correct and dental issues you’re experiencing in a professional and relaxed environment. Our Dallas dentist Jaime Osorio DDS can explain the use of digital x-rays.