The safety of our patients and staff is one of our primary goals. One of the ways we demonstrate this commitment to safety and quality care is through the use of digital x-rays. Our Elk Grove dental office has been fully digital since 2002.
Dental x-rays are an important part of your dental care. They allow us to see the extent of cavities and other problems, make diagnoses, and even catch serious concerns and oral diseases early, before they are visible to the naked eye.
Unfortunately, medical and dental x-rays cause exposure to potentially dangerous radiation. Over time, radiation exposure can build up in the body. Because the amount of radiation that medical and dental x-rays expose you to is very low, healthcare providers consider the ratio of risk-to-benefit to be acceptable and use x-rays to diagnose and detect a multitude of conditions.
Digital x-rays use less radiation than their traditional counterparts. Compared to traditional film x-rays, digital x-rays expose patients to up to 90% less radiation. We feel this is a significant advantage and are excited to offer this safer diagnostic technique to our patients.
In addition to the impressive improvement in safety offered by digital x-rays, these images offer other benefits as well:
Digital x-rays allow us to provide quality dental care to our patients, and they are a basic part of every treatment plan. We are always happy to discuss your x-ray results with you and explain what they mean for both your present and your future dental health.
For more information about digital x-rays or to schedule an examination and a cleaning, please call our Elk Grove dental office today.