Traditional dental X-rays have been "good enough," but with today's
dental technology, a more accurate diagnosis is required. Enter digital
X-rays. Because of fluoridated water, tooth enamel has become much harder
and decay resistant. This is a good thing, except that it makes decay much
harder to detect, so it often doesn't even show up on a traditional X-ray.
Digital X-rays provide clearer and much more accurate pictures of what's
going on inside a patient's mouth. This allows for a more accurate
diagnosis. Leaks or breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often
leading to root canals, can now be found and treated before major damage is
Digital X-ray technology also produces up to 75% less radiation than earlier methods. Traditional X-rays are and always have been perfectly safe, but the problem was that some people were nervous about the amount of radiation they were receiving in the dental office. This new technology greatly reduces this concern. And what's more, there's no waiting for the X-ray to develop. Extremely accurate pictures are available instantly and can be stored on the computer, where they will always be available.
J. Andrew Craycroft, DMD
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Bowling Green, KY 42104
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