Digital X-Rays Make Early Detection Possible
Every set of teeth has its own unique issues that can't be fully known without looking at your gums and jaw. For example, there can be issues with teeth that haven't come in yet. Some may be coming in at a poor position or be impacted, which is common with wisdom teeth. For these types of situations, early detection is the key to prevent bigger problems. This is why we perform an x-ray examination during the first consultation and periodically as your child grows. At Lighthouse Pediatric Dental Team, we use digital x-rays because they offer many benefits over traditional x-rays.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital X rays produce up to 80% less radiation than a traditional X-ray. With concerns about cancer on the rise, this feature is meaningful to patients of all ages. You can't go wrong with opting for less radiation! In addition, digital images are clearer and easier to manipulate. This makes it easier to diagnose problems. For example, your dentist can zoom in and crop parts of the digital x-ray image with great clarity due to its high resolution. Traditional x-rays, on the other hand, produce lower resolution images that become more blurry when your dentist zooms in on certain areas.
More Affordable & Eco-Friendly
Smile! Digital x-rays are more affordable which makes them easier on the wallet— and for your insurance to cover. While traditional x-rays use expensive film that is also costly to develop, digital x-rays produce high-resolution, paperless images in a matter of seconds. Not only does this decrease your wait time, but these digital prints can be shared electronically and therefore are unlimited in quantity. You can share copies with your phone in a matter of seconds!