Sometimes problems with teeth can’t be seen with the naked eye. Sometimes those issues are within the teeth or below the surface of the gums. This is why it is necessary to undergo dental X-rays. Dental X-rays are able to identify issues like bone loss that would otherwise be impossible to see. Along with bone loss, hard-to-find cavities, like those in between teeth, can be located and addressed before they become worse. This dental technology has become one of the most important methods to preserving the health of patients’ mouths by identifying oral problems and irregularities.
Using Digital Dental X-RaysAt Flash Dental, we are constantly working to ensure we use the most effective and efficient forms of dental technology. This is why we utilize digital dental X-rays. There are numerous reasons why digital X-rays are better than traditional X-rays. The following are just a few of the reasons why we utilize them at Flash Dental:
- They Are Safer: Digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90 percent, which means it is one of the safest X-rays available on the medical market.
- They Are Faster: Once the X-ray is taken, the image displays immediately on our monitor. Digitizing the X-ray eliminates the necessity of a dark room and allows the dentist to quickly diagnose and discuss the health of a patient’s mouth.
- They Are Higher Resolution: The image that comes from the digital X-ray is high resolution, which enables the dentist to zoom in on the selected areas of the mouth. This digital technology also allows for our dentist to adjust the brightness and contrast of the image, as well as add color to enhance the image.
- They Provide Easy Comparison: The speed and clarity with which these images are produced allows for the dentist to make quick and clear comparisons between the current and previous dental X-rays. This enables the dentist to provide feedback and treatment recommendations in a very timely manner.
- They Are Environmentally Friendly: Speaking of using a dark room, digital X-rays allow us to bypass the usage of toxic chemicals that came with traditional X-rays. There is no longer the need for developing film, which is also helpful to the environment.