Safety of Digital X-rays
Digital x-rays use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Because digital dental x-rays require such minimal exposure, it is safe for people who have had radiation treatment for cancer to have x-rays done safely. In fact, these patients are often at higher risk for developing tooth decay making dental x-rays all the more important.
We employ every effort to minimize your exposure to radiation yet some people might still fear it is unsafe. For more facts about the safety of digital x-rays, click here:
More on Digital X-rays
Digital images can be enhanced for superior diagnostic ability as well as provide us with valuable alternative imaging such as:
- Alternative for patients who cannot open mouth or with strong gag reflex
- Visualizing impacted wisdom teeth
- Confirming normal development of adult teeth in children
- Orthodontic assessment
- TMJ assessment
- Diagnosis of fractures, bone cysts and tumors, periapical lesions, salivary stones, carcinoma
- Planning of dental implant placement
- 2D Tomography is a cross sectional view through a three dimensional structure. It provides accurate information for the analysis, planning and follow-up of implant and surgical procedures.
- Combined tomography is highly valuable in implant planning, integrating cross-sectional and longitudinal views on the same radio-graph. Both traversal and longitudinal views show the same position in two perpendicular projections, giving three-dimensional information on the target with the same magnification.