High-Quality Digital X-Rays in the Bronx
The first step to effective dental treatment is getting an accurate diagnosis of your condition. That is where digital x-rays come in. At Throgs Neck Dental, we offer state-of-the-art digital x-rays in the Bronx, that provide us with the tools we need to detect any dental issues with your teeth or bones accurately.
Types of Digital X-Rays
X-rays are the most common diagnostic imaging technique. They provide us with images of our patient’s bones, teeth, and surrounding tissue, allowing us to detect any potential issues. The following are some of the dental x-rays we offer at our Bronx, New York offices.
This is the newest dental x-ray technology. It offers immediate, high-quality digital images that allow us to get a more accurate diagnosis. On top of that, it has reduced radiation exposure when compared to conventional x-rays.
This type of x-ray uses digital x-ray sensors to produce images. Thanks to this technology, we can get detailed radiographs that we can display on a computer monitor. Digital radiography includes:
- A digital image receptor and processing unit
- Data and image storage devices
- An image management system
- A display device
- A communication network
- An interface to a patient information system
This type of x-ray can display a broad view of a patient’s teeth, jaw, and roots. It can also show the patient’s nasal area, surrounding bone, jaw joints, and maxillary sinuses on one film.
We use OPGs to detect bone irregularities, tumors, and cysts and determine the status of a patient’s wisdom teeth.
Are Digital X-Rays Necessary?
Digital x-rays are an essential preventive and diagnostic tool that provides us with valuable information. They reveal areas that are not visible to the naked eye during a routine dental exam.
With their help, our professional dentists can identify hidden dental issues and provide you with an effective treatment plan. For example, thanks to dental x-rays, we can detect:
- Bone loss
- Decay between your teeth
- Poor root and tooth positions
- Non-cancerous and cancerous tumors
- Developmental abnormalities
- Issues inside your tooth or below your gum line
Are They Safe?
Dental x-rays produce radiation at low levels and are considered safe. Additionally, our dentists take all the necessary precautions to ensure that your radiation exposure is limited.
Some of those precautions include using modern, fast film that shortens the exposure time of each x-ray. We also use a lead apron shield to protect your body. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, it’s crucial to tell your dentist as you should not be exposed to any radiation.
How Often Should You Get X-Rays?
The need for digital x-rays will depend on your specific dental health needs. If you are a new patient, we will conduct a complete mouth series of x-rays. In addition, our dentists might take bite-wing x-rays once or twice a year during your routine checkups.
We might also recommend x-rays after reviewing your dental and medical history, risk of disease, age, and the signs and symptoms of the issue you are experiencing.