We've invested in a new way of looking into your mouth—a procedure that's fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise. Using digital radiography, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose your dental problems. Even more amazing, we can immediately translate this information into a large, clear, and accurate image that’s projected onto a monitor that patient and doctor can study together in the operatory. You won’t even have to leave your chair!
Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients, 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!
Traditionally, dentists used film-based X-rays to see what the naked eye could not. They were developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals and then viewed on a special light board. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. By far, the worst part of the process was the radiation exposure to patients. Fortunately, digital radiography has made all of these problems things of the past.
Now, when you come into the office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in your mouth that emits a very small amount of radiation – up to 90% less than traditional what X-rays required. This creates a detailed image of your internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.
Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs: they’re convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied accurately, and best of all, they’re safer for our patients. If you have questions about digital X-rays, call our dental office in Milwaukee. We’ll do all we can to help.