Benefits of digital X-rays supporting the safest and most convenient Dental Care
When you visit our office, you may hear something that is frequently missing from other dentist’s offices in and around San Diego, California, and elsewhere: laughter! Yes, we at Dhir Dentistry take our patient’s health very seriously; however, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Dr. Sanjay Dhir and the team are proud to have created a comfortable, non-intimidating, kind, and fun environment for patients regardless of their age and previous dental experiences. One of the ways that we have been able to attract even the most “dentally fearful” patients is with advanced technologies such as digital X-rays. When combined with our team members’ warm and non-judgmental personalities, these technologies support the safest, most convenient, and pain-free dental visit possible.
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Sources of radiation surround us. The majority of those radioactive sources are naturally occurring and include minerals in soils and water. Man-made sources are responsible for a very small fraction of daily radiation exposure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that diagnostic medical procedures, such as radiography (X-rays), account for almost half of the average American’s exposure to radiation. Fortunately, we at Dhir Family Dentistry use digital X-rays as an alternative to conventional film-based radiography. It’s estimated that these tools, which use special sensors and plates instead of films, generate up to 90% less radiation exposure than traditional X-rays.
In addition to this important safety feature, digital X-rays are also:
- Comfortable – Images of your teeth, gums, and oral structures are captured electronically for utmost comfort. So, it’s a great option for anxious patients or those with a bad gag reflex.
- Fast – The process can be completed in a matter of moments, with minimal preparation. This characteristic reduces the time spent “chairside,” which increases patient satisfaction!
- Accurate – Modern radiography renders particularly clear images of hard-to-reach areas that can harbor decay and disguise problems. This feature supports early detection and prompt intervention. It also aids patient education because images can be viewed, shared, and adjusted on a monitor.
- Friendly for your family, our family and the planet – No film and the products associated with the film-based process means no waste. So, digital X-rays, by their nature are an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to conventional diagnostic methods.
Digital radiography is just the tip of the iceberg at Dhir Dentistry; we are privileged to offer a wide array of technologies and modern treatments. All of these state-of-the-art options come together to create the most comfortable, pleasant, precise, and safe experience at our office. Contact us at (858) 358-5801 today to schedule your appointment.
Digital X-rays, which use special sensors and plates instead of the films in conventional X-rays, are said to generate up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays, thus reducing exposure to harmful radiation.
Digital X-rays are safer due to less radiation exposure and are more comfortable, fast, accurate, and eco-friendly than traditional X-rays.
The procedure is similar to having a traditional X-ray. The dentist will place a sensor in your mouth to take images of your jaws and teeth. These images will then be transmitted to a computer, enabling the dentist to view them in the treatment room. Digital images can also be taken by combining a scanner and a sensor.
Dentists can use digital X-rays to look at areas of the mouth cavity that cannot be viewed with conventional technology. They can indicate the condition of dental roots, areas between teeth, and other hidden sections that may be infected, while also monitoring the eruption of wisdom teeth and the development of jaws in younger patients. These help problems to be detected and treated early.
Digital X-rays do not need to be ‘developed’ using toxic chemicals in a dark room and don’t use packaging, including lead.