Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA
Dental x-rays have long since been a part of preventive and diagnostic dental care, but recently, technology has evolved to provide us with the opportunity of using digital x-rays.
What is the difference between digital and traditional x-rays?
The most significant differences are quality and safety. Digital x-rays provide the dentist with high-quality images that are used for diagnosing issues that would otherwise be unseen by a visual exam. Plus, digital x-rays emit minimal amounts of radiation. Images from traditional x-rays are of lesser quality and emit higher amounts of radiation.
How safe are digital x-rays?
Digital x-rays are much safer than traditional x-rays. In fact, they emit nearly 90 percent less radiation. Although there is still a minimal risk involved with any form of x-ray, the benefits much outweigh the risks because of the various types of dental issues that can be detected. Without the use of digital x-rays, you could be putting your health at risk of hidden dangers.
Are digital x-rays safe for children?
Digital x-rays are even safe for children. The dentist may use digital x-rays as means of evaluating the growth and development of your child’s mouth and teeth. Any issues discovered during this phase can be addressed to help ensure your child remains healthy as he or she grows.
Why do I need x-rays?
Digital x-rays allow the dentist to detect decay between teeth, infection or abnormalities in the jawbone or surrounding bone structure, tumors, and more. They are used for documenting the state of your oral health, which means we can detect any changes. Digital x-rays also aid in developing treatment plans, especially when multiple procedures are needed, to avoid unnecessary treatments down the road. One of the great benefits of digital x-rays is that that can be viewed from a computer screen so you can see a more detailed view of each individual tooth.
To discuss benefits of digital x-rays or to schedule an appointment, contact Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry today at (831) 824-5111. We welcome patients of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley, California.