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Why Digital X-Rays Are Crucial to Your Oral Health

June 21, 2022
Posted By: Jeffrey J Tibbs, DDS, PA
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If you’re like some people, you falsely believe that dental x-rays are harmful or emit too much radiation. The good news is digital x-rays in Winston Salem emit up to 90 percent less radiation than old radiographs.

In fact, digital x-ray emissions are equivalent to spending a little time in the sun during the warm months.

Besides being a safer option than traditional films, digital x-rays play an essential role in your oral health in diagnostics and treatment planning.

Why Digital X-Rays Are Important

Preventive dentistry every six months is your best defense against preventable conditions like tooth decay, oral infections, gingivitis, and gum disease. And periodic x-rays during these twice-yearly visits are part of that prevention.

Your preventive dentistry appointment includes:

  • Comprehensive visual exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • X-rays as needed
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Recommendations for treatment

Without x-rays, your dentist could not detect emerging conditions that have yet to show symptoms—for example, a minor cavity between teeth. X-rays allow for early detection and treatment, saving you time and money.

Digital x-rays also provide guided imagery for dental procedures like extractions or dental implant placement. In addition, digital images are resizable, and your dentist can enhance these visuals for superior treatment planning.

Finally, digital x-rays can help diagnose pain causes that are not immediately obvious during your checkup.  

More Benefits of Digital X-Rays in Winston-Salem, NC

We can store digital images electronically for easy call-up and comparison. Additionally, we can quickly send pictures to insurance providers or other specialists with only a few keystrokes.

And besides digital imaging being safer for patients, the technology is also better for our environment. There are no harsh chemicals and no films to store.

For More Information About Digital X-Rays Near Me, Contact Us

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Patients come to us from everywhere, including Winston Salem, Clemmens, Lewisville, and Muddy Creek.

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