Did you know that digital x-rays allow for reduced radiation by 80-90% compared to traditional x-ray films?
At Courtenay Dental we implemented digital radiography to better serve our patients. The digital sensors allow images taken to be viewed and enlarged instantly on a computer. Your dentist will now be able to detect problems more easily and be able to readily communicate with you on what he/she sees on the image.
Dental x-rays provide valuable information in order to diagnose and monitor the health of the teeth and surrounding tissues. They often reveal the following information:
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Bone loss.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours.
- Decay between the teeth.
- Developmental abnormalities.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
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Digital PhotographsOur team at Courtenay Dental love the use of this technology as it now allows you to experience what it would be like to “look over the dentist’s shoulder.” The images can be easily uploaded into a computer screen so that your dentist can better communicate your dental needs using visual tools. Digital images are often used to show:
- Areas of decay or fractures
- The bite
- Full mouth overviews
- Before and after