Digital radiography is used to identify, diagnose, and monitor oral diseases. Our team at Medhat Dental Excellence uses state-of-the-art, digital radiography technology to perform better dental exams in our patients. Owing to the advancements in science, modern technologies like digital radiography allow patients to obtain dental diagnoses without going through riskier traditional dental evaluations.
Even though digital radiography emits very low radiation and we take every measure to reduce their exposure, patients sometimes still feel apprehensive about undergoing a digital radiography test. Such trepidations are largely associated with the lack of knowledge people have about this new technology.
What is Digital Radiography?
Digital radiography, also referred to as digital x-rays, uses digital sensors to replace standard photographic x-ray films, generating better computer pictures of the mouth. You can acquire digital radiography images through three primary methods.
The first one is a direct method that uses an electronic sensor, which is placed inside the mouth to capture images. The second technique is an indirect approach that uses an x-ray film scanner to examine conventional dental x-rays. The last method is a semi-indirect digital method that combines a sensor as well as a scanner to transform dental x-rays into digital films.
Why Choose Digital Radiography?
A dental x-ray is an important diagnostic and preventive tool. And using digital radiography comes with an array of benefits. To begin with, digital x-rays expose you to relatively less radiation. Digital x-rays use 90% less radiation as opposed to conventional x-rays. So if you are concerned about radiation, digital radiography is the ideal choice.
People often avoid dental appointments due to the long hours they have to invest in the whole procedure. However, with digital x-rays, you can significantly lower time spent at our dentist's office. The sensors used in this develop the images instantly and projects directly on the screen for Dr. Ramin A. Medhat to examine.
Furthermore, digital x-rays offer higher quality images for assessment. Once the images have been developed and projected on the screen, you can adjust the color, brightness, and contrast, enabling our team to view even the smallest of cavities without any hassle. The image can also be magnified to get a better view of the structure. Digital radiography is a more environmentally friendly option. Digital x-rays use no chemicals for developing images, thereby eliminating the need for a darkroom and space to store films.
Typically, dental x-rays are performed every year. However, you may need to undergo an x-ray procedure more often if you are undergoing any treatment, in order to track the progress. Your age, the status of your oral health, your history of gum disease or other oral diseases, and so on, are certain factors that determine how often you should get dental x-rays.
The efficiency and convenience of digital x-rays is changing the way dentists used to conduct an oral examination. The process is simple, and the results can be viewed almost instantly, making them a more viable and safer option. If you are looking to get digital x-rays, then our professionals can help you with them without any special preparation on your part. To find out more, get in touch with us, Medhat Dental Excellence at (773) 774-4611 today.