Detection of Oral Health Problems
At Children's Dentistry, we have invested in advanced technology to make diagnosing and treating oral health problems as efficient as possible. One diagnostic method we employ regularly is low radiation digital X-rays to help us detect problems with tooth decay, tooth eruption, tumors, jawbone issues, or facial bone structure.
Instant Results with Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays are performed by taking pictures of your mouth using a digital sensor that is connected to a computer. The images are sent to a computer and saved in your electronic chart, allowing Dr. Donald to view your child's X-rays right away, unlike with traditional X-rays that need time to develop. Not only will your dental appointments be shorter with this method of radiography, but digital X-rays are easily transferable, allowing Dr. Donald to show them to you on a chairside monitor to explain your diagnosis, or send them to dental specialists and your insurance company if necessary.
Since X-rays expose children to radiation, many parents are worried about the risk of conditions like cancer. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reassures parents that the amount of radiation that's received during a dental X-ray is extremely small. The amount of radiation produced by digital X-rays is roughly 90% less than with traditional radiography, resulting in a safer treatment area for both our patients and our staff members. Digital X-rays are also eco friendly and better for the environment, as they do not require harmful chemicals for development like conventional X-rays. Also today's X-ray equipment lets dentists focus the X-ray beam on the area of interest to reduce radiation exposure. Protective equipment like lead body aprons and shields also keep your child safe during their procedure.
Types of X-Rays
Depending on the image the dentist is looking for, he or she may order different types of X-rays. Here are a few types:
Learn More About the Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Find out more about the benefits of digital X-rays and our other dental technology by scheduling a consultation. Call Children's Dentitry of Longwood today at (321) 295-7893. Conveniently located off I4 in Longwood, FL. Our office also welcomes patients who live in Lake Mary, Heathrow, Casselberry, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs , the and greater Orlando area.