Digital dental x-rays have radically changed how oral care is administered. They are significantly more efficient and safer than traditional x-rays since they limit your radiation exposure. Digital dental x-rays are known to produce 80% less radiation than conventional x-rays.
Dr. Celso Seretti at Seretti Dental uses digital dental X-rays to offer his patients a comfortable and practical treatment experience.
Types of Digital Dental X-rays
Digital dental x-rays take both intraoral (inside the mouth) and extraoral (outside) scans.
Intraoral Scans are as follows: Bite-wing x-rays where you need to bite down on a sensor to take an image of your bite, and Periapical x-rays where an x-ray of your entire teeth from the crown to the root is taken.
What Are the Advantages of Digital Dental X-Rays?
Unlike traditional X-rays, digital dental x-rays offer several advantages:
High-Quality Images: The scans dentists receive on digital x-rays are considerably higher compared to normal x-rays.
Lesser Radiation: Digital x-rays emit 90% less radiation.
Transferring Records Is Easy: Sending dental records to new dentists with digital x-rays than regular x-rays.
No Wait Time: You can get appointments instantly as getting x-rays need no extra prep time.
Ready-to-Use: Images from dental x-rays are ready for viewing instantly.
Better Care: Receiving high-quality images in a shorter time helps dentists provide better and more efficient care for your condition.
Environment Friendly: Digital x-rays don’t require the use of chemicals to get the images.
What to Expect During a Digital Digital X-ray Procedure?
Though the process between a digital x-ray and a conventional x-ray is similar, the way the output is derived differs. Here’s how digital radiography works:
A sensor is inserted into your mouth to help with capturing high-definition images of your teeth. The sensor is an electronic device that instantly relays the x-ray images onto a computer screen to be assessed by your dentist.
Do you have an upcoming X-ray? Give Seretti Dental in Austin, Texas, a call and learn how to prepare for your X-ray appointment. For more information on why going digital is better, request an appointment online, call us at (281) 486-9440, or visit our office at 935 Gemini St., Houston, TX 77058.