Digital X-Rays for Periodontics Procedures in Lake Jackson
Dr. Tredinick believes that keeping up with the latest advancements in periodontal technology is essential. These advancements help the doctor to improve patient satisfaction and results while allowing the doctor to perform the procedure as pain-free and efficiently as possible.
One such advancement is with X-ray technology. The doctor can now use digital X-rays to create an image that is instantly available for viewing. Digital X-rays are faster, safer, and produce higher quality images, allowing the doctor to diagnose symptoms better and develop a treatment plan.
What are Digital X-Rays?
The process of capturing a digital X-ray is similar to traditional X-rays that use film. To create a digital X-ray, your dentist will insert a sensor into your mouth to capture images of your teeth.
The difference between digital X-rays and X-rays is that the digital X-ray sensor is directly attached to a computer. So, once the X-ray is taken, the image is immediately projected onto the computer screen for your dentist or periodontist view.
How are your Digital X-Rays used?
Your digital X-rays allow Dr. Tredinick to quickly and accurately diagnose your oral health issues. Digital X-rays can also help the doctor to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Digital X-rays can be stored on a computer so they take up less space and can be kept for an indefinite amount of time. This allows doctors to compare your current images to previous images, allowing them to spot even small changes in tooth or jaw structure quickly.
Digital X-Ray Benefits
Conventional X-rays are relatively safe, but digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than film X-rays. This is an excellent benefit for those who are concerned about the effects of radiation.
With conventional X-rays, there is a waiting period as the film is being developed. With digital X-rays, the images are produced instantly.
High Quality Images
Digital X-rays can be enlarged or magnified right on the computer screen for a better look at your tooth’s structure. The brightness, contrast, and color of the screen can also be adjusted, allowing for a better diagnosis. Copies of your digital images can still be printed if needed.
Records Transfer Easily
Digital images can be emailed and instantly viewed by the recipient, making it easier to transfer dental records and to obtain second opinions.
Digital images require no darkroom or chemicals for developing film.
Digital X-Rays During Your Free Evaluation
Coastal Periodontics offers a Free Evaluation to New Patients. During the evaluation, the doctor will speak with you about your concerns, address your questions, and take X-rays to help complete your oral exam.
These X-rays can be used to determine the best procedure for you.