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Digital X-Rays

How amazing would it be if a Dentist could effortlessly look into your mouth and see the internal and external anatomical structure during the diagnosis process?  This can now be done within seconds and with minimal radiation exposure.  Our Digital X-Rays allow us to do just that.  The former methods involved a series of x-rays, the development process in a darkroom full of chemicals, and then we had to view the films on a special light board.  Not anymore.

This new approach outmodes traditional methods through use of a digital “sensor.”  A tiny sensor is briefly placed inside the mouth and performs much like a VCR camera; only it’s actually a chip and is sensitive to x-ray rather than to light.  The process is less invasive and patients are exposed to 50%-90% less radiation compared past imaging procedures.

The immense detailed images are instantly transferred to computer screen where they can be manipulated and analyzed with scrutiny.  We can enlarge the image, rotate it, color code it for educational purposes, and store it as a computer file.  This eliminates the need for paper files and the wear and tear that comes with more traditional imaging technology.  The digital x-rays can also be reproduced more easily whether for patient education, referrals, or insurance purposes.

This technology also brings the Dentist and patient closer through communication as the digital x-rays are available during chair side interaction.  The images act as visual aids and result in educational discussions between patient and dentist when discussing recommended treatments.  Call today for a free consultation!

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