At Deerpath Dental Specialists, we offer the latest x-ray technology to provide you with the best in preventative and diagnostic care. These radiographs provide us with critical information to detect hidden dental abnormalities—allowing us to create a treatment plan both safely and effectively.
Digital X-Ray Technology
With cutting-edge digital radiograph technology, we can take x-rays using an electronic sensor as opposed to using film. This option offers quite a few benefits to you as a patient, including:
- Instant Results – Now you can see your x-ray image immediately, as this digital sensor sends your x-ray directly to a computer for review.
- More Accurate Diagnoses – Digital technology allows us to enlarge your x-ray image. This helps us to detect problems easier and give you a more accurate diagnosis.
- Safer Technology – While modern x-ray technology is already quite safe, this system reduces radiation exposure by 80-90 percent.
With these improvements on standard x-ray technology, Deerpath Dental Specialists is fully-equipped to better diagnose dental issues, prevent disease, and keep you in good oral health.
Our x-ray technicians will recommend x-rays based on your dental history, dental exam, current symptoms, and risk level for disease. If you are a new patient, we may recommend that you receive a full mouth series of dental x-rays, as this will allow us to track your oral health over the years.
With our digital x-ray technology, our technicians can collect valuable information about your oral health that may not be as easily visible during a standard dental exam. For example, these images may reveal any of the following oral health issues:
- Problems Within the Tooth or Beneath the Gums
- Bone Loss
- Developmental Abnormalities
- Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Tumors
- Abscesses or Cysts
- Decay Between the Teeth
- Poor Tooth and Root Positions
To ensure you catch these problem areas at an early stage, we recommend that you visit your dentist every six months. By detecting these oral health issues early, it can save you a lot of time, money, and discomfort down the line.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
X-rays are considered very safe. Plus, because digital x-rays produce even lower levels of radiation than traditional methods, they’re now safer than ever. Your dentist will still take safety precautions to ensure your exposure to radiation is limited. These steps include having you wear a lead apron and only taking the number of x-ray images that are necessary.
In addition to digital x-rays being safe for patients, they are also safer for the environment! This technology only captures electronic images, eliminating the need to use and dispose of harmful waste and chemicals.
Would you like to learn more about our x-ray methods? Do you need to schedule your regular dental check-up? Contact Deerpath Dental Specialists in Vernon Hills today!