Our office is dedicated to your health and safety, and x-rays are one of our most valuable diagnostic tools. When a more advanced, safer version became available, we were quick to adopt this technology to benefit our patients.
Many of your examinations will include digital dental x-rays. This is because x-rays allow us to see what’s going on deep inside your teeth and beneath the gumline. In many cases, by the time a problem is visible to the naked eye, it’s already spread beyond the point where noninvasive, conservative treatment will help.
Some of the problems that x-rays help us catch include:
Dental x-rays also help us considerably as we monitor growth and development in children. We are able to make sure that the permanent teeth are developing properly and look for problems that simple early orthodontic treatment can fix to prevent years of costly treatment later.
We believe in catching problems early in order to provide inexpensive and easy treatments. Better yet, we’d like to prevent problems before they ever start. Dental x-rays help us meet both of these goals to give you the healthy teeth and gums you and your family deserve.
What’s the first thing to happen when you need an x-ray? You’re taken into a little room and covered with a lead apron to shield your body from the radiation. While we’ve learned that the risk of small doses of radiation is justified by the diagnostic benefit of x-rays, if there’s a safer way to get the same information, we’re going to use it.
Digital x-rays have been shown to use up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
That’s a pretty significant improvement.
And the benefits and advantages of digital x-rays don’t stop there:
We always welcome your questions about your care and the technology we use. Call Apollonia Dental in Middletown, CT today to schedule your next examination with Dr. Singh.
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