Dental x-rays have always been a part of the routine dental exam. Used to detect cavities and any other abnormalities in the patient’s mouth, traditional dental x-ray techniques include “Bitewing X-Rays” “Periapical X-Rays”, Panoramic X-Rays” and “Full-Mouth Series. Many dentists use one or more of these techniques in their dental practices. All of these different x-ray techniques allow dentists to properly identify and effective treat patients. Now there is another method available to dentists, which is called the “3D Digital X-Ray”.
The heart of the 3D Digital X-Ray is the Kodak 3D Imaging System, which uses cutting edge technology, low-dose cone beam radiation, and industry leading image software. This allows the dentist to have unprecedented images of a patient’s anatomy, which allows the dentist to treat the patient more effectively. While the investment in this system is significant, it gives the dentist yet another “tool in the toolbox” to maintain their patient’s oral health. The dental technician taking the actual x-ray has been properly trained on the equipment and is an expert of the safe use of the new technology. Results are available to the dentist almost instantaneously as well, so the dentist visit will be over with quickly. As with all other dental x-ray techniques, the 3D Digital X-Ray is quick and painless. All that is required is for the patient to sit back and stay still!
Dental x-rays have been in use for years and are a critical part of the patient’s routine preventative dental exam and the 3D Digital X-Ray gives the dentist yet another tool to maintain their patient’s oral health!
Posted on behalf of Nukoa Family Dentistry
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