Technological development has helped the dental field advance, creating vast improvements for patients. Traditional X-rays are one of the concerns many patients have about visiting dental professionals, but modern digital X-rays have changed the game by offering a safer, more effective diagnostic tools.
Dr. Fred Alger believes in using cutting-edge dental technology whenever he can for his patients. Relying on digital dental X-rays to monitor and diagnose patient oral health is one of the ways he achieves this goal.
What Are Digital X-rays?
Seeing the bone and root structures under the gum tissues is vital for accurate diagnoses. Dr. Fred Alger uses digital images to assess infections, areas of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and changes in the bone density or ligaments around the teeth.
Digital X-rays to create high-quality digital images through an improved process for patients. Our dentist uses these images to inform his diagnoses and treatment plans.
Since being developed several years ago, digital X-rays are far superior in their image quality and safety than traditional X-ray films. These modern dental X-rays create significantly less radiation exposure compared to the X-rays of the past.
Also, using digital X-rays allows our office to show our patients images of their mouths during each visit. The high-resolution digital images are available on in-room monitors in each of our treatment areas, enhancing your communication with Dr. Alger and his team.
Through this technology, Dr. Fred Alger can better educate you on your oral health and effectively show you concerns. Also, these digital images can help inform questions you may have for him.
Digital X-rays Allow Diagnostic Accuracy
The implementation of digital radiography has transformed how dentists and periodontists like Dr. Alger care for patients. X-rays have always been an effective tool for helping dental professionals see disease and infection that is not visible to the eye.
Digital X-rays provide even higher quality images to facilitate precise diagnostics. This means we can catch concerns early, accurately solve problems, and create improved outcomes for patients.
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.
- Digital X-rays increase patient communication by displaying images on a screen in the treatment room.
- Modern X-rays come with a reduction in radiation needed for capturing images.
- The process eliminates the need for messy, non-environmentally friendly chemicals created by traditional X-rays.
- Images can be seen instantly, allowing for more accurate placement of dental implants.
Excellent Imaging Improves Your Oral Health
Columbus, OH patients with a history of decay and periodontal disease should have digital radiographs taken routinely to help diagnose areas of concern before they become visible clinically. Digital X-rays make it much easier to consistently spot these trouble areas with reduced amounts of radiation, helping to ease patients’ minds about imaging.
We may use this advanced technology for a variety of purposes. Our team lets you know whether to expect digital X-rays during a given appointment. Make an appointment with Dr. Fred Alger today and experience better care with our digital X-rays.