What Makes Digital X-Rays Better?

Prevention is the most important benefit of routine dental care, and that prevention relies on accurate, precise examinations. By thoroughly checking your teeth and oral tissues during every visit, your dentist can help spot signs of trouble that can be addressed before more serious concerns develop. For more accurate diagnoses, dentists have long relied on the ability to closely examine patients’ teeth and oral structures through X-rays. With digital radiography, the process is safer, more precise, and faster than ever. By utilizing digital imaging technology instead of traditional radiography, your dentist can capture highly detailed X-rays that are produced in nearly an instant.

Benefits of Digital X-Rays

Safer imaging results

Capturing X-ray images requires a minimal exposure to X-ray radiation, which is harmless in small doses. For increased safety, digital radiography exposes patients and their dental teams to significantly less radiation than traditional imaging, often by up to 90%. This especially important for patients who are dealing with chronic medical conditions, are taking medication, or are pregnant.

Shorter appointment times

To produce a traditional X-ray image, your dentist has to develop the image on film, which can take a while as you wait for the results. With digital radiography, your X-ray images are produced and projected instantly onto a digital screen. No waiting means your dental visits will be shorter and your schedule of exams will be easier to stick to.

More convenient treatment planning

Once your digital X-rays are captured, they’re stored in your electronic dental records rather than filed in a physical folder. This makes it easier to refer to your most recent records if you have to undergo cosmetic or restorative treatment. Original-quality X-rays can also be instantly emailed to specialists when needed, and to insurance companies to help process patients’ benefits faster and more successfully.

Schedule Your Dental Exam Today

Whether for diagnostic purposes or simply to update your dental records, digital radiography helps make dental imaging a safer, more comfortable, and more convenient process. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.