Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital Dental X-Rays
A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
Learn More About Digital Dental X-Rays in Houston
Dental technologies have evolved by leaps and bounds over the years, making it possible for dentists to perform techniques that would’ve once been seen as impossible. As a result, dentists are able to deliver quick, easy and painless dental treatments to their patients, as well as detect potential oral health diseases and conditions before they develop. One of the more advanced tools they use are digital dental x-rays.
With digital dental x-rays, Galleria dentists can immediately view and enlarge images of your teeth and gums, thereby enabling them to notice signs and symptoms of gum and mouth disease, cavities, tooth decay, and even oral cancer. Until traditional x-ray technologies, digital x-rays do not require film processing, as they are stored directly on computers. Also, digital x-rays greatly reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation when compared to traditional x-ray technologies (which already pose a small amount of radiation exposure).
For those patients seeking digital dental x-ray services in Houston, Galleria Dental is more than happy to oblige. We imagine you may want to know more about digital x-rays, which is why we’ll now answer a few of the common questions we receive about them.
What are digital dental x-rays?
Digital x-rays (also known as digital radiography) use an electronic sensor to directly capture x-ray images of a patient’s teeth and gums during a dental exam. These high-quality images are captured and then immediately transferred to a digital device without the use of x-ray film or an intermediate cassette. This helps save time on processing x-ray images while offering an enhanced view inside a patient’s mouth that allows for easier detection of potential oral health concerns. In addition, our Galleria Dental digital x-ray technologies assist our dentals in formulating a comprehensive treatment plan to ensure the long-term oral health of our patients.
What is found on a digital dental x-ray?
Dental health professionals routinely advise patients that they schedule regular dental exams and cleanings every six months or so, as this will enable dentists to detect and treat potential conditions before they get worse. With that in mind, our Houston digital dental x-ray exams are able to detect the following diseases and conditions:
- abnormal tooth and root alignment
- abscesses or cysts
- bone loss
- cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- impacted teeth
- gum and periodontal disease
- tooth decay
When should I take digital dental x-rays?
Whether or not you’ll need digital x-rays depends on what your dentist or dental hygienist finds during your dental exam. There are a number of factors, including medical history, age, and current oral health, that determine if Galleria digital dental x-rays are necessary. Our dentists may opt to take a full mouth series of x-rays for new patients in order to get a complete picture of their teeth and gums.
Why are digital dental x-rays needed?
There are many valid reasons for digital x-rays: to detect signs and symptoms of oral health issues, to gain valuable information about a patient’s dentition, and to help dental professionals draw up an accurate treatment plan. If you live in Houston, digital dental x-rays are available at Galleria Dental. Schedule your appointment now to receive a fast and pain-free dental exam!