At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend, we provide dental exams as a way to help you maintain your oral health. Routine dental exams enable us to spot issues in their early stages so that we can provide necessary treatment before serious issues develop. If you are experiencing symptoms, exams can help to determine the cause so that you can receive the appropriate treatment. An important part of your dental exams is visually inspecting your teeth and gums. While we can see a lot just by looking at your mouth, there are also many components that we cannot see. Thanks to digital X-rays, we can examine these impossible-to-see areas, allowing us to provide you with optimal care.
Are X-Rays Necessary?
While a visual examination of your mouth can tell us a lot, there are many important parts of your mouth that are impossible to see. With X-rays, we can see all of these parts of your mouth, allowing us to spot the smallest issues before you ever notice anything is wrong. X-rays allow us to diagnose many different issues, including:
What are Digital X-Rays?
Today, we take X-rays using digitally, providing a modern alternative to traditional imaging. Traditional X-ray images rely on radiation. In addition to radiation concerns, traditional X-rays take time to develop. The images need to be developed in a darkroom, which leaves you sitting alone in the examination room. This wastes valuable appointment time. As a result, you might leave your appointment confused and with unanswered questions.
With digital X-rays, images are taken using electronics, significantly reducing your exposure to radiation. A digital sensor is positioned in your mouth. The sensor is attached to a computer. With the click of a button, your images are captured. In no time at all, they are displayed on the computer monitor, ready for reading. There is no need to develop the images in a separate room.
What are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?
There are several benefits to taking your X-rays using digital technology.
With digital X-rays, we can examine the hidden components of your mouth more effectively than with traditional technology, allowing us to provide you with the best possible care. For more information, give Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend a call today at (541) 389-0261.