Digital X-Rays in Seattle, WA
Digital x-rays offer numerous advantages in caring for your teeth. The digital radiography taken at your dental office enables the dentist to make the best dental evaluations and decisions on treatment plans. The advanced digital x-ray technology enables your dentist to view the details instantly and even zoom to specific areas for detailed investigation.
What Digital X-Rays Reveal
Dental x-rays are essential diagnostic tools that provide valuable insight into details that aren’t visible in a routine dental exam. Here are some details that digital x-rays reveal:
- Bone loss
- Issues below the gumline or inside a tooth
- Decay in-between teeth
- Concerning root or tooth problems
- Cysts or abscesses
- Cancerous tumors
When such issues are detected in the earliest stages it can save you discomfort as well as time and money.
Are dental x-rays safe?
The newer technology of digital x-rays is much safer than traditional x-ray methods and produce significantly less radiation exposure. They are much more comfortable than the older film x-rays and are environmentally friendly. While the digital x-rays do expose you to low levels of radiation, the information they quickly reveal is beneficial for your oral health.
The digital x-rays provide a big picture of what is going on in the inner structures of the gums, teeth, roots, and tissues that aren’t visible to the naked eye; and that together with the visible outer structure are important for your detailed examination. Further, the digital x-rays are used during the discussion of your proposed treatment plan, proving a visual tool so you will know the exact areas involved. Your dentist is dedicated to helping you preserve your natural teeth and the two of you can work together to protect your oral health. Visit our office today to learn how Digital X-Rays in Seattle can help keep your smile healthy.
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