HOW WE USE X-RAYS:
At Mount Vista Family Dental, we find digital x-rays have several advantages over traditional film-based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation you would receive with traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the on-screen images allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images in higher resolution in a large format. This allows for easier detection of problems. All while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed, and rich in contrast.
Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting x-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically, allowing for a faster consultation with Dr. Hiller.
DIGITAL X-RAYS ARE USED TO DETECT:
- Internal tooth decay
- Cysts (fluid-filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
- Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
- Impacted teeth
- Teeth that are still coming in