Dental technology enables our team at Aesthetic Dentistry Associates to monitor your oral health and detect dental problems early on, ultimately helping you avoid more complex treatments and maintain a healthy smile. While dental X-rays have been used for many years, Drs. Umansky, Nikmard and Elmore utilize digital X-rays because they emit less radiation and provide you with a safer treatment.
How Digital X-Rays Work
Digital X-rays come in a variety of systems, but all are effective in detecting dental problems and monitoring your oral health. No matter which system our dentist uses, the process if getting your X-rays taken is simple, quick, and painless. While digital X-rays emit less radiation than traditional X-rays, our dental team will still place a protective bib around your upper body to protect you from any unnecessary radiation exposure.
The process of actually taking your X-rays takes only a matter of seconds. You will either insert a small receiver inside your mouth, or you will stand for about 30 seconds while the X-ray machine rotates around you. With your X-rays, our dentists can see individual dental problems, such as tooth decay, or more encompassing issues, such as impacted teeth, wisdom teeth placement, jaw alignment, and more.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
There are several benefits to using digital X-rays as part of your routine dental care. These benefits include:
- 90% less radiation emitted than traditional X-rays.
- Instant results that our dentists can review during your appointment. No need to wait for your X-rays to develop!
- High-resolution images to catch even the smallest sign of dental issues.
- Ability to quickly and easily transfer X-rays and dental records to other health professionals.
Digital X-rays are a part of your routine dental care to help provide you with a more comfortable and convenient dental experience. If you would like to know more about how our dentists use digital X-rays in Humble, Texas, we invite you to contact our practice today at 281-446-4700 and speak with a friendly member of our team.