Digital Dental X rays
Digital X-rays provide pictures of the teeth, surrounding bones and tissues, which help our cosmetic dentists; Dr. kaviani and Dr, Tehranian identify any dental problems. These dental X-rays can show cavities, wisdom teeth, and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination. For this reason, digital X-rays are invaluable in helping us detect and diagnose any dental issues that may be present. For dentists to appropriately diagnose patients, a complete set of X-rays is needed, and now can be taken without exposure to unnecessary radiation!
You can simply sit back and relax, while a small sensor — which acts like a digital camera is positioned briefly inside your mouth. Although it operates much like the traditional dental x rays, your exposure is up to 90% less with digital x-rays.
What We See Is What We Get :
Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital radiographs help us help you. Digital x-rays may reveal;
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Bone loss.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
- Decay between the teeth.
- Developmental abnormalities.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Low - Radiation Dental X rays and Safety
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. Digital x-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays.
It’s completely safe, non-intrusive, and you get to see the x-ray images instantly on our computer screens. With this technology, we can see your teeth in a whole new light, allowing us to diagnose accurately and confidently. We can zoom in on a single tooth or area, rotate, sharpen, or even colour-enhance the x-ray images to see details like never before.
Not only are digital x-rays better for the health and safety of the patient, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office. Also, since the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to develop the x-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.
Digital x-rays are a great resource to help prevent any serious health risks down the road. For more information on how digital x-rays work, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today.
How Often Should Dental X rays be Taken?
Dental X rays are an important tool in the diagnosis of many oral health problems. The frequency of your dental x rays depends greatly on your oral health history. If you have a history of gum disease or recurring cavities, we will probably need to take x-rays more often to prevent small problems from developing into larger, painful problems.
This radiation can understandably be a cause of concern for some patients, but rest assured the dose of radiation is very, very small. Over recent years dental X rays have become more sophisticated and radiation levels have decreased thanks to better targeting, streamlined sensors and digital technology. Digital dental X rays in particular have reduced radiation levels considerably.
You might be surprised to see how the dose of radiation from dental X rays compare to other sources:
Source of exposure
- Dental X rays
- 100 g of Brazil nuts
- Chest X-ray
- Transatlantic flight
- UK average annual radiation dose
- Level at which changes in blood cells can be readily observed
- 0.005 mSv
- 0.01 mSv
- 0.014 mSv
- 0.08 mSv
- 2.7 mSv
- 100 mSv