Best Dental Practice for Digital X-Rays
When it comes to your smile, there is no substitute for the precision and accuracy of state-of-the-art digital x-ray imaging. Our team at Kozica Dental in Worcester, MA is proud to provide our patients with the best in dental care through the use of advanced digital x-rays. We use our cutting edge technology to get a detailed view of your teeth and mouth that traditional x-ray machines can’t compete with. Get in touch with us today to schedule your x-ray appointment.
What Are Digital X-Rays?
Digital x-rays are a type of imaging that uses a computer and a sensor to take a picture of the inside of your mouth. Unlike traditional film x-rays, digital x-rays produce high quality images that can be easily stored and shared with other health professionals if needed. Where traditional x-rays use radiation, which can have adverse health effects, digital x-rays use such a low level of radiation that it reduces patient radiation exposure by 90%.
Types of Digital X-Rays
- Bite wing: During a bite wing x-ray, a patient bites down on a sensor to take their digital image. A bite wing x-ray is extremely common and can be used to detect decay or cavities, as well as check for jaw abnormalities and dental restorations.
- Periapical: A periapical x-ray takes a picture of your entire tooth, including the root structure that is concealed below the gum line. This kind of x-ray is used to find evidence of an infection or an abscess. It can also be used to identify bone loss in a patient's jaw.
- Panoramic: A panoramic x-ray involves a machine that is rotated around your head in order to obtain images of your entire mouth at once. You may receive a panoramic x-ray if you are concerned about the state of your wisdom teeth or are planning to receive a dental procedure like implants.
Contact Kozica Dental Today for Digital X-Rays
At Kozica Dental, our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. We use advanced digital x-ray technology to get a detailed view of your teeth and mouth that no other imaging method can provide. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a digital x-ray.
FAQs on Digital X-Rays
What happens during digital x-rays?
During a digital x-ray, you will be asked to bite down on a sensor or hold still while the machine rotates around your head. The procedure is very quick and only takes a few minutes.
Are digital x-rays safe?
Yes, digital x-rays use such a low level of radiation that it reduces patient radiation exposure by 90%. This makes them much safer than traditional film x-rays. You will also be given protective gear to further reduce your exposure.
What are the reasons for getting digital x-rays?
There are many reasons you may need a digital x-ray. Dr. Kozica may recommend a digital x-ray if you are showing signs of decay or cavities, if you are experiencing jaw pain, or if you are planning on receiving a dental procedure. Digital x-rays can also be used to detect an infection or abscess in the mouth and evaluate your bone density.
Should I be concerned about exposure to radiation?
Digital x-rays use such a small amount of radiation that it is highly unlikely to cause any harm. However, if you are still concerned about exposure, speak with our team. We can educate you on the measures we take to protect our patients and reduce any potential radiation exposure.