Digital X-Rays in Lakeview & South Loop
At Art of Modern Dentistry, we are selective about when we take x-rays and which ones are needed. The American Dental Association has many guidelines that must be followed. However, these x-rays are useful in helping us see things that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Most patients are aware x-rays can detect cavities in difficult to see locations, but they can also determine the bone level and the overall health of the bone. X-rays allow us to examine the nerves and roots of the teeth, identify the presence of lesions, including tumors and cysts, and assess traumatic damages.
The use of dental x-rays has become a valuable tool in diagnostics, treatment, and maintenance of oral health. In general, the exposure from these x-rays is minimal. To further minimize exposure, we use digital imaging in our office. In fact, the amount of exposure is reduced by at least 50 percent.
In addition, digital imaging allows us to store patient images more easily, as well as quickly transfer them to insurance companies and specialists as needed.
- Dental x-rays serve as important tools in the diagnostics, treatment, and maintenance of oral health.
- We keep dental x-ray exposure to a minimum with the use of digital imaging.
- Digital imaging reduces x-ray exposure by around 50 percent.