Digital X-Rays are the latest technology. They use an electronic sensor that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged to help the dental hygienist detect problems easier and more accurately. They reveal hidden dental abnormalities like cysts, bone loss, decaying between teeth, tumors, developmental abnormalities, and more. Detecting and treating theses dental problems at an early stage can save money, time, and unnecessary discomfort!
Besides the advantages in diagnosing and treating dental problems, digital X-Rays offer an 80 percent reduction in radiation compared to conventional X-Rays, with no need for film or processing chemicals. This technology delivers an image in seconds while also allowing the technician the option of enhancing the image with color contrast. Storage of the images is also less problematic, as there is no longer any need to store and manage hundreds of films. This is just one way we strive to put technology to work for our patients.
If you have more questions about digital X-Rays, feel free to ask Dr. Sicher during your next visit.