Traditionally, dental x-rays were uncomfortable to receive. A sensor and film were placed into the mouth at an awkward angle, and then a waiting period would ensue while the film developed.
Thankfully, digital x-rayshave created a more comfortable and efficient way to receive x-rays, and some of their benefits are below.
They are completely electronic: Whereas traditional dental x-rays took time to develop, digital x-rays are immediately uploaded onto a computer for patients and doctors to view. There is no downtime for the patient.
There is less radiation: Digital x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than their traditional counterparts. This is especially important for patients who receive x-rays on a more frequent basis; now they no longer have to worry about receiving x-rays at the dentist.
They are more efficient and comfortable: Since patients no longer have to wait for the x-ray film to develop, dental appointments become shorter and you will spend less time in the dentist’s chair receiving your x-rays.
The images are a higher quality: Digital x-rays are capable of being magnified and enlarged, which allows dentists to hone in on potential problem areas and create more accurate diagnoses. The brightness and contrast can also be adjusted to enhance the x-rays.
They are easier to transfer: If a patient needs to be referred to another dentist or specialist for treatment, digital x-rays create an easy way to get transferred to other parties. Since the technology is completely electronic, dentists can easily email the x-rays as opposed to sending them in the mail.
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Dr. Mark Bleak provides digital x-rays as a part of the gentle dentistry he provides to patients. If you would like more information about the services we provide, or to schedule a consultation with us in Albuquerque, contact us today!