We now offer our patients a new type of x-ray, digital radiography, which offers benefits beyond traditional x-rays. This new technology provides patients with approximately half the radiation associated with traditional x-rays.
Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography x-ray at Oris Dental is an excellent new way to help diagnose possible oral problems. Digital radiography not only emits half the amount of radiation associated with traditional x-rays, but is also much less time consuming. Using a sensor that is placed in your mouth in the correct position, the pictures are taken and immediately sent to our computer. We can then review the information with you right from the computer screen.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Exposes the patient to half the amount of radiation received from traditional x-rays
Grey-scale resolution of 256 colours compared to 16 – 25 shades on conventional film, allowing for a more detailed, accurate analysis
Immediately transfers images to monitor so that the dentist can review and explain the information to the patient
Images can be enlarged and saved for future reference
Offers the ability to compare your x-rays with one another digitally on our computer
Less time spent developing x-rays means more time to take care of your dental needs
Why are Digital X-Rays Important
To locate areas of decay that can’t be detected with a visual examination
To detect periodontal disease by investigating possible bone loss
To aid in the preparation and placement of dental implants, orthodontics and other dental work
To locate possible abnormalities such as cysts and oral cancer