Today’s dentists want to make sure that your teeth are happy and healthy. That means that they have to be able to understand exactly what is going on inside of them, and sometimes they need a closer and more illuminating look than what is provided by traditional X-rays. In fact, sometimes X-rays are simply not the best option at all, which can lead to you having to wait longer for a diagnosis of any potential issues as well as having to undergo more tests than expected which, in turn, takes even more time and money. Instead, Beautiful Smiles is happy to use digital X-rays. These images produce clean and clear shots of your teeth and help us determine what is going on.
What are digital X-rays?
When you have something wrong with your leg, you go to a doctor and have it examined. Sometimes that doctor might order X-rays or other imaging tests to be done to figure out exactly what is going on. These tests produce images that grant some insight into what is going on in your leg below the surface. Digital X-rays do the same thing for us! Instead of traditional X-rays, which might not produce images that are quite as detailed, digital X-rays are easy to take, expose you to less radiation, and give us a better glimpse inside of your teeth.
Why do I need digital X-rays?
When it comes right down to it, you see us to ensure that your oral health is taken care of. That means that you expect us to able to diagnose any particular issues that are developing quickly and effectively so that you can get started on treatment and get back to good oral health. To do that, we must have the right tools. Digital imaging is a tool that allows us to better understand the overall bigger picture when it comes to your smile. With digital X-rays, they can closely examine your teeth for even small or minuscule signs of abnormality. This, in turn, helps us diagnose issues quickly and even help aid us in the treatment plan development process.
Are digital X-rays safe?
Many people are concerned about safety when it comes to X-rays. When it comes to digital X-rays, they are completely safe! The process is quiet, produces more precise images than other imaging methods, and produces far less radiation than traditional X-rays. That means that not only are you in and out of the chair faster, but you also are exposed to less radiation than if you had traditional X-rays taken. Digital X-rays do nothing but help us improve your overall oral health.
Do digital X-rays hurt?
Digital X-rays do not hurt! They are quick to take and do not involve any invasive procedure whatsoever. You shouldn’t notice any discomfort at all.
For more information about digital imaging and how it can help you attain the best oral health possible, give us a call today at (530) 206-9211!