Crafting A Modern Practice: Why Are Digital X-Rays Important?

Crafting A Modern Practice: Why Are Digital X-Rays Important?

Digital X-Rays

While dentists cannot treat what they cannot see, digital x-rays help with being able to view things clinically that our eyes cannot see. With the help of digital x-rays, they can help dentists gain more early diagnosis. Digital radiography is essential in playing a role in preventive dental care. They help with finding small issues before they get out of hand, such as tooth decay, loss of bone, cyst, and help to see in between teeth. The list can go on with other oral health issues, which is why x-rays are a vital tool to use during dental exams. Digital x-rays help show dentists a tooth image right away. Being able to detect tooth issues early to help diagnose a safe dental treatment much faster and safer with digital technology. X-rays should be held with the same importance as your dental cleaning. 

Digital Vs. Analog

Compared to old traditional Phosphor plates or film, it is so much safer and cheaper to use digital x-rays. Overall, dentistry is rapidly going digital, which does include x-rays. Compared to film and phosphor plates that would take more time, digital x-rays are safe, fast, and effective. Also, digital radiography is simple to use and is ready in seconds, and can show results instantly on a screen chairside. These images are clearer for your patient to see. They also can better interpret what it is you are explaining to them. Another fantastic benefit is how dentists can zoom in, label, and highlight specific areas on their treatment plan. This helps with smoother communication with your patients and insurance companies. Unlike film, x-ray images help make for a precise diagnosis because x-ray images can be enhanced.

Furthermore, benefits such as how digital also takes up less space. Digital x-rays also expose patients and staff with less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Patients also are more comfortable, involved, and happier being able to see what the dentist sees. Digital radiography has better benefits, providing accurate imaging that is easier to read, share, and understand!

Advantages of digital x-rays: 

  • Safe for patients all ages
  • High-quality diagnostic images
  • Instant images 
  • Easily transfer information between offices
  • Easier storage of photos digitally 

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