Digital X-Ray Technology
Why Do We Need Dental X-Rays?
Dental X-rays enable dentists to see decay inside teeth that would not be visible to the naked eye. This allows us to act earlier against cavities, which is much better for the teeth. However, traditional X-rays do expose patients to radiation. That’s why you always wear a lead apron when the images are being taken. Thanks to advances in technology, there is now a safer way to take these diagnostic images.
How Beyond Dentistry Reduces Radiation Exposure From Patient X-Rays
Film X-rays have been used in dentistry for decades. In the past few years, many forward-thinking dentists like Dr. Ramirez have invested in digital X-ray technology. Film X-rays cost a bit less than digital X-rays but the increased exposure to film X-rays is more harmful to a patient’s overall health. Our digital X-ray emits as much as 85% less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.
Why Beyond Dentistry Invested in Digital X-Ray Technology
Digital X-rays are one of the most important new advances in our office. We are not only able to reduce your exposure to radiation but also increase our diagnostic proficiency. Another benefit is that digital X-rays produce fewer harmful chemicals and other waste materials associated with traditional X-ray technology. The reduction in waste was a big consideration when deciding to invest in digital technology. We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible.
At your next dental visit, please ask us any additional questions regarding our new digital X-ray technology or give us a call at (619) 427-1200. Our first concern is your comfort and long-term overall health.
Improving Our Patients’ Dental Experience
We’ve found that sometimes it’s difficult for our patients to understand the condition of their teeth the way that Dr. Ramirez does. One way we improve our patients’ dental experience is through the use of an intraoral camera in our diagnosis.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera is a small, pen-like device with a camera on the end. The camera contains a bright LED light which helps us diagnose cavities or fractures that are difficult to see with the naked eye. The camera is connected to a monitor which allows you to see up close what Dr. Ramirez is seeing. This dramatically improves your dental experience by helping you understand why Dr. Ramirez would recommend a certain treatment.
Why We Use an Intraoral Camera
Our goal at Beyond Dentistry is to make your experience as easy and effective as possible, which is why we use an intraoral camera in our diagnostic process. Patients have routinely expressed their appreciation of our intraoral camera. They get to see the state of their teeth for themselves, including problems such as cracked teeth, decay, worn-out or defective fillings, bleeding gums, and tartar.
At Beyond Dentistry, we serve patients throughout Chula Vista, CA and invite you to give us a call at (619) 427-1200. You can also shoot us a quick email with any questions that you may have. We look forward to serving you!