Why Do We Need Dental Radiographs?
Dental radiographs enable dentists to see decay inside teeth that would not be visible to the naked eye. This allows us to act earlier against cavities, which is much better for the teeth. However, radiographs do expose patients to radiation, which is why you always wear a lead apron when the images are being taken. Thanks to advances in technology, there is now a safer way to take these images.
How We Reduce Radiation Exposure from Patient Radiographs
Film radiographs have been used in dentistry for decades. In the past few years, many forward-thinking dentists like Dr. Greenbaum have invested in digital radiograph technology. Film radiographs cost a bit less than digital radiograph but the increased exposure to film radiographs are more harmful to a patient’s overall health. Our digital radiograph emits as much as 85 percent less radiation than traditional radiograph technology.
Why We Invested in Digital Radiograph Technology
Digital radiographs are one of the most important new advances in our office. We are not only able to reduce your exposure to radiation but also increase the diagnostic proficiency. In addition to increased diagnostics, we reduce the number of harmful chemicals and other waste materials associated with traditional radiograph technology. The reduction in waste was a big consideration when deciding to invest in digital technology. We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible.
At your next dental visit, please ask us any additional questions regarding our new digital radiograph technology or give us a call. Our first concern is your comfort and long-term overall health.