Goers Dental Care uses only digital X-rays in the office. These computer-generated images require up to 90 percent less radiation than old film type X-rays and offer a number of other benefits.
The elimination of the chemicals needed to develop traditional film from the office results in a healthier environment, and that’s a great starting point for a successful dental experience.
So how does it work?
Instead of using the traditional silver oxide X-ray film, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor that instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video monitor in the treatment room.
This means the patient’s teeth and surrounding structures can be seen immediately. Images can be enlarged and the lighting can be changed for best viewing. In addition to speed, past images of teeth can easily be pulled up for a digital comparison. Through a process called subtraction radiography, any changes are digitally noted, no matter how minor.
This allows intervention, if necessary, to start at an earlier stage of a diagnosis. An earlier diagnosis helps treat the problem more efficiently, and it allows a patient to make decisions about oral care sooner.
Digital images can be duplicated for certain reasons such as insurance claims or simple referrals, allowing those processes to be completed much faster and more efficiently.