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Digital X-Rays Oregon City, OR
Routine dental exams are an integral part of helping you to maintain optimal oral health. These exams help to detect the presence of oral health issues in their earliest stages before symptoms begin to show. This allows you to get the treatment you need right away before the symptoms worsen. Other types of exams are necessary when you are experiencing specific symptoms. These exams allow us to determine the cause of your symptoms to provide you with the appropriate treatment. Part of your oral exam involves a visual inspection of your mouth. However, there are many components of your mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Beavercreek Dental can provide you with a thorough oral exam using digital X-rays.
Why Do I Need X-Rays?
Dental exams are critical for finding signs of different oral health issues. This allows us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan. While there are many parts of your mouth that we can see, there are also several parts of your mouth that are invisible to the naked eye. X-rays enable us to see the hidden parts of your mouth, allowing us to see potential issues that we would never be able to see otherwise. With X-rays, we can see a wide array of different issues including
Decay and cavities between your teeth.
Damage to the roots of your teeth, such as root fractures.
Impacted teeth, including impacted wisdom teeth and impacted canines.
Cysts and abscesses in your jawbone.
Tumors in your jaw.
What are Digital X-Rays?
X-rays have been in use for several decades. Traditionally, these images have been taken using radiation. While effective, there are several disadvantages to these types of X-rays. For one, many people express concern over the use of radiation to capture images. Traditional X-ray images also take time to develop. The pictures need to be developed in a dark room, leaving waiting in the dental chair.
Today, we take X-ray images using digital X-ray technology. Digital X-rays use electronics to capture images. An electronic sensor is placed into your mouth and positioned so that we can capture the necessary pictures. Taking images is as easy as pushing a button on a computer. The electronic sensor is attached to this computer. Within seconds of capturing the image, it shows up ready for reading on the computer monitor.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays provide several benefits. These benefits include
Quick and easy imaging. Taking your X-ray images is fairly quick and easy. The images are displayed almost immediately on a computer monitor. There is no need to develop images in a separate room.
Accurate diagnoses. Specialized software allows us to zoom in on specific areas of your X-ray images. We can then enhance the image for better clarity. These and other features allow us to see the smallest details of your mouth. We can more accurately diagnose your oral health issues and therefore formulate a much more effective treatment plan.
Better quality appointments. Because your images are displayed almost immediately, your entire appointment is reserved for you. We can take the time to explain what we find and help you to understand the severity. We can go over your treatment options and take the time to answer any questions you may have.
Reduced radiation exposure. With digital X-rays, your radiation exposure is reduced up to 95%.
Digital X-rays allow us to see the hidden components of your mouth. With these images, we can see the smallest details of your mouth, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis and a more effective treatment plan. Call Beavercreek Dental today at (503) 343-9262 to learn more?