Dental X-Rays

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Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists 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.  Dr. Turnier uses in his office  the latest Schick  Digital  radiography to not only minimize exposure but also to enhance the patients learning experience regarding their dentition.

 

Dental x-rays may reveal:
  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Are dental x-rays safe?
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.
A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

At SmilebydesignNY we use digital radiography which is the latest advancement in radiographic imaging for the dental office.  Digital radiography uses computer technology and radiation sensitive detectors that capture the tooth image, converts it in order to display the virtual image on a monitor. Digital radiography reduces patient radiation exposure. Digital dental radiographs can be considered like digital photography images.  The digital system is two times faster than the most sensitive analog system and better visualizes the carious defects. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- http://youtu.be/sITWe0d5OWo http://youtu.be/SLYZTACt5Y0

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