New Digital Dental X-Rays Reduce Radiation up to 90%
It’s a kinder and gentler world at the dentist’s office these days. The scary needles and drills are being replaced with high tech equipment that didn’t even exist a few years ago. One such piece of dental technology is the Digital X-ray.
Clearer, More Accurate X-rays
Dental x-rays have been “good enough,” but with today’s modern dental technology a more accurate diagnosis is required. Enter the Digital X-ray. “Because of fluoridated water, tooth enamel has become much harder and decay resistant,” says Dr. Duc Tang, a Charlotte family dentist. “This is a good thing except that it makes decay much harder to detect so it often doesn’t even show up on a traditional x-ray.”
Digital X rays provide clearer and much more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis. Leaks or breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often leading to root canals, can now be found and treated before major damage is done.
Less Radiation Exposure
The new X-ray technology also produces up to 90% less radiation than earlier methods. “Traditional X-rays are and always have been perfectly safe,” says Dr. Tang. “The problem was that some people were nervous about the amount of radiation they were receiving in the dental office. This new technology greatly reduces this concern.”
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