Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventive, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
In our office, we are proud to offer 3D imaging. 3D X-rays are a compact, safer, faster version of a regular CAT scan or CT. In 3D dental x-rays, a cone shaped x-ray beam used in rotation, produces cross sectional images of bone and some soft tissues in varying degrees of detail depending on pre-determined level of resolution. Though there are many other imaging techniques, some more detailed, 3D imaging has the unique ability to offer clear images with limited patient exposure to radiation and provides only the necessary detail needed to make a proper diagnosis. This technology offers a unique Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging protocol, enabling imaging with an even lower effective patient dose than the traditional Panorex imaging.