When examining your teeth and supporting structures, or planning your treatment, Dr. Wendy Willoughby and Dr. Teresa Bare may make use of digital X-rays to better understand your needs. Digital X-rays represent a significant advancement in diagnostic imaging, revolutionizing the way we deliver quality care. Unlike traditional film-based X-rays, digital radiography employs a digital sensor to capture images of teeth and oral structures. This technology has not only expedited the process but has also enhanced patient comfort and convenience.
One remarkable feature of digital X-rays is their minimal radiation exposure. They utilize far less radiation than conventional film X-rays, prioritizing patient safety while still delivering precise diagnostic results. In fact, you are exposed to more radiation in your day-to-day life by the sun than you are by the digital X-ray process. Moreover, the absence of chemical development in the imaging process is an environmental and health benefit, eliminating the need for hazardous substances.
Upon capturing the images, our dentists can promptly access and review them on monitors within the treatment room. This instantaneous viewing provides the advantage of swift and accurate diagnoses, ultimately facilitating efficient treatment planning. Through digital radiography, various dental concerns can be identified, including:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental irregularities
- Improper tooth positioning
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infected tooth nerves
- Bone loss
- And more!
The application of digital dental X-rays extends beyond diagnostics; it plays a pivotal role in treatment planning. Procedures like oral surgeries, root canal treatments, dental implant placements and orthodontic treatment rely on these detailed images to ensure precision and success.
To find out more about digital X-rays in Asheville, North Carolina, and make your appointment with our experienced dentists, reach out to Chestnut Family Dentistry today at 828-255-0936. We are dedicated to utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide you with the finest dental care possible.