Digital X-Rays with Cavity Detection
At Distinctive Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on having the most up-to-date technologies available, so we are happy to say that we offer digital x-rays with cavity detection. Digital x-rays allow our staff to see where your problem areas are so that we can diagnose them accurately and treat them in a timely fashion.
What Makes Digital X-Rays Useful?
Digital x-rays, including ours with specialized cavity detection, allow our dental staff to instantly see what is happening in your mouth. This is especially helpful when we are pinpointing cavities that are just beginning. Because our team can see the beginnings of the cavity, we can reduce the chance of further decay and the need for more invasive treatments.
Quick, painless, and accurate, digital dental x-rays take images quicker than traditional film x-rays. This means you’ll spend less time in our dental chair and more time doing the things you enjoy. At our office, going to the dentist isn’t a chore because you can rest assured that our skillful and friendly team will give you the respect and care that you deserve. Improved accuracy means less time spent finding the source of your pain or discomfort. Early cavity detection lowers the chance of further decay or the need for invasive procedures
X-rays are one of the most important diagnostic tools we have, but digital x-rays provide even more benefits:
- Digital x-rays are viewed on computer monitors, and software allows us to zoom in, highlight, and rotate images so that you can easily see what we see.
- We can store digital x-rays in your electronic file for easy retrieval. If you move or need to see a specialist, we can send your x-rays using secure email.
- Because we don’t have to use film or chemicals to develop digital x-rays, they are a better choice for the environment.
Are Digital X-Rays Safe?
Dental x-rays have always used less radiation than most other medical imaging. Even with the newest technology, there is no way to completely eliminate radiation from dental imaging, but the amounts are incredibly low. We still take your safety into account and provide you with lead aprons to shield you even further.
Dental x-rays offer important and invaluable information and can help Dr. Pete find the best treatment options for your care. In just about every type of health care treatment, there is always an assessment of risk vs. benefit. When we look at the incredibly minimal risk posed by digital x-rays and the array of benefits you receive from the information they provide, using digital x-rays to identify developing problems is an easy decision.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the radiation levels produced from x-rays, please let us know. We want you to be comfortable and well-informed about all aspects of your dental care.
Make an Appointment Today
If you think you may have cavities or you would just like to schedule a regular dental exam, please give our office a call at (201) 836-0623. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.