During every routine checkup and cleaning appointment you attend, your dentist will thoroughly inspect your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs that something may need further attention. During this exam, your dentist may also take a series of X-rays to ensure your dental records are up to date, or to provide an accurate diagnosis for a suspected dental health issue. With digital radiography, your X-rays can be captured in a much faster and more convenient manner, and the highly detailed images are displayed on a digital monitor that you can view alongside your dentist.
Safer imaging for all patients
Traditional X-rays are captured using photography based techniques that emit low levels of radiation. While this is harmless in low doses, it still creates a level of exposure that may be unwise for pregnant women, older patients, and patients with certain medical conditions. By contrast, digital radiography emits up to 90% less radiation, making it much safer for all patients.
Shorter wait times for image development
Because traditional X-rays are developed using traditional photography methods, the images can take a while before they can be viewed. This means your dental visits can last much longer whenever you need to have X-rays taken. With digital technology, your X-rays are produced in nearly an instant and displayed on a chairside monitor, so your dentist can view them and provide a diagnosis (if necessary) in a fraction of the time.
More precise treatment planning
In addition to being produced instantly, digital X-ray images can also be enlarged without losing any of their clarity or resolution. This means your dentist can focus on certain areas of interest with enhanced precision to provide highly accurate diagnoses of conditions in their earliest stages.
Benefit from Digital X-Ray Imaging
Compared to traditional radiography, digital X-rays make it much easier to view and diagnose issues with your dental health, as well as to keep your dental records up to date. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.