At A New Smile Dental Group, we use a digital X-ray system, because patient health and safety is our primary concern. The level of radiation is reduced 90 percent with digital X-rays. Many people – and parents – have concerns about exposure to radiation, and at our practice, we keep it to the minimum level possible.
Digital X-Rays: The Benefits to our Patients
There are many benefits to using a digital X-ray system, including:
- The images are available immediately on a computer screen
- Less radiation is used to create the image
- Digital images can be manipulated with contrast to reveal tooth problems
- Larger photos are produced, with better accuracy on identifying problems
- It is far more comfortable
- Faster results – less waiting
Digital X-Rays Vs. Traditional X-Ray Technology
Some dental offices still use film X-ray systems. These are older systems that expose the patient to far more radiation than digital systems. The drawbacks of film-based X-rays go beyond exposure to radiation – the film must be processed to get the image, and is prone to error with under or over exposure, requiring another X-ray to be taken. The in-mouth papers used in traditional X-rays are uncomfortable, and often painful, and require sitting there for a longer period suffering through the process.
Digital X-ray systems have become the standard in modern dental offices. You will not be biting down on uncomfortable, sharp paper. A comfortably-shaped sensor is placed within your mouth. This sensor is connected to a computer and is easily moved into different areas of your mouth to capture the needed image. The images are produced in seconds, and become viewable on the computer screen. As a patient, you can be shown the dental issues easily on the screen as you are walked through what is needed in dental treatment.
We Practice Pain-Free Dentistry
Our commitment to providing our patients with pain-free dentistry includes the use of the most advanced digital X-ray system. Your comfort is always a priority at our practice. Many people have concerns about exposure to radiation, and our system was chosen with patient comfort and safety in mind.
Schedule a Dental Exam
The first step in dental treatment is a full examination. At A New Smile Dental Group, we employ only the most advanced technologies, including the use of digital X-rays. Our technicians are friendly, helpful, and work to make you comfortable at every stage of treatment. Whether you are an adult or are bringing your children to our offices for their first dental appointment, comfort and a feeling of security and safety are important. We care about our patients, from the youngest to the oldest, and every one of our professional team does everything possible to bring about the most positive dental experience possible — including during your dental exam. Our use of the most modern digital X-ray systems makes the exam process fast, easy, and free from pain or stress.