Digital x-rays allow diagnostic accuracy.
The implementation of digital radiography has transformed the way that dentists and periodontists like Dr. Alger are able to care for patients.
What are digital x-rays?
Being able to see the bone and root structures under the gum tissues is vitally important to Dr. Alger – as he uses digital images to assess infections, areas of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and changes in the bone density or ligaments around the teeth.
Since being developed several years ago, digital x-rays are now much more superior in their image quality and safety than traditional x-ray films. The high-resolution images are available on in-room monitors in each of the treatment areas, enhancing your communication with Dr. Alger and his team.
Digital x-rays offer many benefits over traditional dental films:
- Each image is electronically saved and can be sent to a patient’s general dentist
- “Zoomable” images improve diagnostics and assessment of problem areas
- Increases patient communication by displaying images on a screen in the treatment room
- Reduction in radiation needed for capturing images
- Eliminate the need for messy, non-environment friendly chemicals created by traditional x-rays
- Images can be seen instantly, allowing for more accurate placement of dental implants.