Digital Dental X-rays, How They Can Benefit You
Dental x-rays help Dr. Kristina Dawson pinpoint problem areas in your mouth at the beginning stages before they become serious. This can save you from having to undergo costly dental treatments. A dental radiograph provides an accurate picture of your gums, teeth, and jaw health, so your dentist can recommend the best treatment. At Peachtree Corners Dental Associates, we’ve made dental radiography even more effective by upgrading to digital dental x-ray technology.
Importance of Dental Radiographs
During a dental exam, Dr. Dawson will visually inspect your teeth to detect signs of abnormalities. A visual inspection, however, may not provide sufficient information to diagnose a dental issue accurately. That’s where dental x-rays come in. X-rays give Dr. Dawson a complete picture of the state of your teeth, including tooth roots, bone structure, and bone composition. This enables us to uncover and treat dental issues immediately before they escalate into serious conditions.
Benefits of Digital Dental X-rays
Digital dental x-rays help dentists identify problems with greater precision and ease. As a result, you benefit from better, faster treatment. Digital dental x-rays:
- Are safer than conventional x-rays due to using less radiation
- Provide clearer and larger images, enabling your dentist to make a precise diagnosis of your dental condition
- Offer instant images, as the x-rays can be processed immediately
- Can be safely stored on a computer’s hard drive for prompt, easy viewing and easy access when your dentist needs them.
- Are eco-friendly as they don’t produce environmental waste
Every 3-5 years, your dentist may order a panoramic x-ray. This two-dimensional digital radiograph captures your entire mouth, including all your teeth, upper and lower jaws, bones in your head and neck, and surrounding tissues in one image. This x-ray helps pinpoint tumors, abnormal growths, irregularities in your jaw, and other dental issues early on in their development for easier treatment.
Digital x-rays help improve the dental services you receive. To schedule digital x-ray services at Peachtree Corners Dental Associates in Peachtree Corners, GA, contact Dr. Kristina Dawson at (770) 501-6669.