Advanced Dental Technology
A safer, more comfortable X-Ray
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient and dentist in mind.
A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery. It is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a smaller check up x-ray can not. Initially you will stand in front of the panoramic imaging machine and bite gently on a small plastic piece. Once positioned in the machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360 degree view of the teeth, jaws, sinuses and bones. The ability to view the full structure of your mouth as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural or developmental problems, infections or asymmetry, as well as all of your teeth and roots. It is especially useful in evaluating wisdom teeth and impactions.