Many of our patients are understandably concerned about their exposure during dental x-rays. At the office of Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS,, we have chosen to invest in state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology that minimizes your exposure by as much as 90% compared to film x-rays.
Digital x-rays offer lots of other advantages, too. Instead of bulky x-ray film that can be uncomfortable to hold in your mouth and often results in repeat exposures to get a clear picture, digital x-rays use flat digital sensors. Since they're flat, they fit comfortably in your mouth, and their rounded edges won't poke into tender tissue in the mouth.
We also use digital x-rays as an educational tool. Within moments of taking the image, we can share it with you on your chairside monitor. Just like any digital image, Dr. Tibbs can zoom in on areas and enhance the image so you can clearly see what the problem is and why treatment is necessary. Your digital images are stored on our secure in-house network, making them easily accessible for reference or to send to specialists and insurance companies.