Digital X-Rays in Glenmont, NY
Patients often worry about taking dental x-rays and the radiation associated with the procedure. At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we take your safety very seriously and always strive to prescribe the minimum amount of x-rays needed to reduce radiation exposure.
Different Types of Digital X-Rays
- Dental X-rays allow us to observe and diagnose so much more than if we just simply looked inside the mouth.
- Bitewing X-Rays allow us to see if there are cavities between the teeth and can also be used to see calculus build-up and bone level around the teeth.
- Peri-Apical X-Rays show us root structure, infection, and the condition of existing root canal therapies.
- Panoramic X-Rays allow us to observe the condition of the wisdom teeth and their position in relation to the nerve and bone around them. It's also used to find any signs of possible cyst or cancer formation.
All the x-rays complement each other and can be used interchangeably to diagnose dental problems.
Benefits of Safe, Effective Digital X-Rays
Your safety is very important to us, and we’re proud to offer digital x-rays at our Glenmont dental office. With the advancement of technology, digital x-rays are now the gold standard because they require a low level of radiation, produce much clearer digital images, and can be stored digitally.
Digital x-rays accurately pinpoint problem areas, and the technology improves the analysis of images, which isn’t possible with traditional x-rays. The result is better information with less radiation.
Another benefit of using state-of-the-art digital x-rays is that we can project the image directly on our computer monitors so you see exactly what we see. We believe that visualizing the problem makes it easier for you to understand the need for treatment.
We may recommend routine x-ray screening for any one of a number of reasons, but we’ll always provide an explanation as to why specific x-rays are necessary. Since dental x-rays are an essential part of dentistry, we’d like to show you just how low the radiation is in dental x-rays when compared to other sources of radiation – please see the chart below.
However, while we try our best to explain the benefits of having dental x-rays taken and demonstrate the low amount of radiation, we fully understand if you want to opt out of having x-rays taken. In this case, we’ll respect your decision and ask you to sign a form to opt out of taking dental x-rays.
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
Are you overdue for a dental exam? We’d love to help bring your oral health care up to date and show you the difference that updated digital x-rays can make to your treatment.
Please call Bethlehem Town Family Dental, and a friendly member of our team will be happy to help you arrange an appointment at your convenience.