DIGITAL INTRAORAL X-RAYS
The use of x-rays in dentistry has been around for a long time. While the original x-rays utilized excessive amounts of radiation to get images that were of poor quality, advances in science have resulted in a great reduction in the amount of radiation needed to get very high quality images. We have moved away from traditional film based x-rays as we use the Schick 33 intraoral digital x-ray sensors. These sensors have quite a few benefits over film based x-rays.
- A reduction of 50-90% of the radiation needed to take images compared to film based options, which has made the use of x-rays in dentistry much safer than it has ever been.
- The ability to digitally manipulate images to improve diagnostic quality when needed.
- The ability to magnify and display images on a computer or television screen.
- Instant images that require no processing with hazardous chemicals that may be harmful to the environment.
- The ability to digitally store and send x-ray images to insurance companies or specialists when needed.