Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry
X-rays, Dental X-rays
Recent advances in dental technology allow us to detect and treat problems easily and efficiently. We are always looking for up-to-date methods for providing you with the highest quality care that dentistry has to offer. At Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry, we use advanced digital X-ray technology to provide our patients with the safest and most convenient treatment options available.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
An important consideration when purchasing any new equipment is the number of ways in which it will benefit our patients. Digital x-rays make it easy to diagnose problems long before they become apparent. They are also safer than traditional x-rays because they significantly reduce the level of exposure to radiation by focusing only on the small area being x-rayed.
We are all more health-conscious these days, and many patients are concerned about their exposure to radiation during x-rays. The truth is that we are all exposed to radiation from a number of natural sources. These include the sun, minerals contained in soil, home appliances, and dental x-rays. All of these sources have the potential to damage healthy tissue and cells. Fortunately, dental x-rays expose you to a very small dose of radiation.
Digital x-rays offer the important advantage of reducing your exposure by up to 80 and even 90 percent as compared to traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays are also environmentally friendly. Since we capture the digital images electronically, there is no need to develop the x-ray, eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.
The risk of stray radiation with digital x-rays is virtually non-existent, but we still provide all our patients with lead-lined body aprons for further safety. We also follow Federal guidelines that require all x-ray machines to be checked every two years.
Efficient, Accurate Diagnosis
For our team, digital x-rays provide a greater degree of visual clarity and produce a nearly instantaneous image, making diagnosis efficient and more accurate. The benefit to you is shorter appointments and less waiting time. The high resolution of digital imagery also makes it easier for you to see the problem clearly so you have a better understanding of the need for treatment.
Digital x-rays are one of the most effective diagnostic tools available in dentistry. This state-of-the-art technology lets us see inside your teeth and beneath your gums to find problems in their earliest stages. Without digital x-rays, we would not be able to catch problems while they are still small and easy to fix. This makes them a vital tool for diagnosing and treating dental problems.
Dental x-rays are important because they show us the condition of existing fillings and dental restorations. They also provide a view of development of adult teeth in children, impacted wisdom teeth, and bone loss resulting from periodontal disease.
Please contact our La Habra dental office to arrange a convenient appointment for your next exam and cleaning so we can show you how effective digital x-rays really are.