Having a dental x-ray performed is essential for your teeth. Even when you are brushing and flossing, sometimes dental issues can arise when they’re not visible to the naked eye. Even some cavities can form inside the tooth as opposed to outside of it. An x-ray can also be done to determine the cause of a dental issue such as a toothache. Shelly’s Smile, your neighborhood dentist in the Dallas area, can take x-rays of your teeth whenever it is necessary.
It’s no surprise that dental technology has improved over the years. At Shelly’s Dental, every x-ray we take of our patients is all in digital. Not to mention, it is a lot better than conventional x-rays in more ways than one. With digital, your dentist will insert sensors into your mouth to capture images of your teeth. However, the dental x-ray images go straight to a computer as opposed to the old-fashioned way where you have to wait for them to be printed. Plus, it saves you and the dentist a lot of time.
When compared to conventional x-rays, digital x-ray images are higher in quality. The dentist is able to zoom in to closely examine the problem area(s) and easily determine how to go proceed. Try that with a conventional x-ray! Digital x-rays can also make the dental record transfer process much easier. In an age where most records are digital, x-ray images can be sent along with the rest of your dental records to your new dentist in an instant!
Finally, our x-ray system uses less radiation. Compared to the conventional method, digital x-rays use 90% less radiation. At the same time, it is considered the best option for those who may have some concerns about the radiation levels of x-ray systems.
If you need an x-ray and would like to schedule an appointment, contact Shelly’s Smile and choose the best available day and time for you. If you have a tooth that may be a cause for concern, an x-ray is a must to determine the nature of your dental issue and the treatments that may follow. Call our office at 972-733-2929 to set up your appointment now.