What We See Is What We Get
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 that information into a large, clear, accurate image and project it onto a monitor that both patient and doctor can study together in the operatory. You won’t even have to leave your chair. Digital radiography improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, 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 x-rays help us help you.
Digital Radiography: Reduced Radiation, Radical Results
Traditionally, dentists used x-rays to see what the naked eye could not. X-rays 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 traditional x-rays was the radiation exposure to patients. Digital radiography has completely transformed this process.
Now, when you come into the office for digital x-rays, a tiny sensor will be placed in your mouth and emit only a small amount of radiation – up to 90% less than traditional 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 x-ray images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital x-rays can be easy, inexpensive, 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 are in the Fort Worth - Aledo - Weatherford area, contact our office to set up an appointment where technology like digital radiography is always used to improve your safety, health, and comfort.