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Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays Dental Technology from Shenandoah Family Dentistry
Dental exams are a critical part of maintaining optimal oral health. With exams, we can detect a myriad of different issues in their earliest stages. This enables us to provide you with fast, effective care that restores your oral health and prevents more serious issues from occurring. Your mouth is made up of many components. While we can see several of those components, there are several parts of your mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. To provide you with the best possible care, we need to have a full picture of your entire mouth. At Shenandoah Family Dentistry, we can see the hidden structures of your mouth with digital x-rays.

How Important Are X-rays?

X-rays are an integral part of your oral health record. These images allow us to see the hidden areas of your mouth, including between your teeth, the tooth roots, and the jawbone. In addition to monitoring the health of your mouth, they allow us to detect cavities, root damage, bone damage, cysts, abscesses, impacted teeth, and more. With these images, we can make more accurate diagnoses and formulate more effective treatment plans.

Traditional X-ray Technology

X-rays have been in use in the dental field for many decades. This technology uses radiation to capture images. The use of radiation causes concern for many patients and can lead them to avoid getting x-rays at all. Avoiding x-rays can leave oral health issues developing in hidden areas of your mouth undiagnosed until they have developed into something more serious, requiring more invasive, more expensive treatment.

In addition to radiation, the images captured by traditional x-ray technology need to be developed. This is done in a separate dark room, leaving you to sit alone in the chair while you wait. Valuable appointment time is wasted, and there is less time available for you to understand your diagnosis and your treatment options.

Improving Your Care with Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are a technological improvement over traditional x-ray technology. Instead of radiation, digital x-rays use electronics to capture images. An electronic sensor, which is hooked up to a computer, is held inside your mouth. From the computer, we click a few buttons and your images are taken. Within seconds, the images are then displayed on the computer monitor.

Benefits of Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays offer numerous benefits over traditional x-ray technology.
•  Capturing your images is quick and easy.
•  Radiation exposure us reduced upwards of 95%.
•  After taking your images, they are displayed almost instantly on the computer monitor. There is no need to leave the room and develop the x-rays elsewhere.
•  Because we do not have to leave the room, your entire appointment is spent with you. You can see everything we see as we examine your x-rays. We can take the time to help you understand your diagnosis and what treatments are available to you. We can also take the time to answer your questions so that you feel more confident about your treatments.
•  Digital x-rays can be manipulated in a variety of different ways thanks to specialized software. We can zoom in, enhance, and even change colors to detect the smallest details.

With digital x-ray technology, we can see even the smallest details of your mouth, enabling us to provide you with the care you need to restore the health of your mouth before issues become severe. Call Shenandoah Family Dentistry today to learn more at (540) 667-8731.
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