For most people, visiting the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings is just one more thing to add to an already busy schedule. At Ferentchak Family Dentistry, we realize your time is important, which is why we do what we can to make your visits to our office as efficient as possible.
One of the ways we make sure you are in and out of our office quickly—and back to your own life—is by incorporating the latest in dental technology into our standard of care, and this includes digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are not only safer for our patients, but they are faster as well.
Because they provide better resolution than traditional x-rays, they help us detect problems when they are small. This usually means fixing these problems is easier for us and less expensive for our patients.
We want your time with us to be well spent—and safe—and digital x-rays and other proven technologies enable us to do that.
The Important Safety Factor of Digital X-Rays
Your safety is important to us, and we like being able to get the diagnostic information we need while only exposing our patients to very low radiation levels.
It’s important to note that pregnant women should let us know beforehand since they are at a higher risk. It often makes more sense to wait until after the birth to have the next set of x-rays taken.
The Speed and Versatility of Digital X-Rays
A visual inspection while conducting an examination is certainly important, but your dentist cannot see everything with the naked eye.
A digital x-ray is the only way your dentist can spot tooth decay between teeth. An x-ray can also reveal just how much decay has spread throughout a tooth. Using x-rays, we can detect whether a filling is needed—or if a root canal is the better course of treatment. X-rays let us pinpoint small problems before they become big ones.
Digital x-rays provide much more sensitivity than the traditional x-rays of the past. They make it possible for us to see tooth decay and bone loss earlier than before.
If a mistake is made during the x-ray, there is often an opportunity to fix the digital copy—without making patients sit for additional picture-taking.
For convenience, you can’t beat digital x-rays. Images are uploaded directly into the computer so we can see them immediately—and share them with our patients. Enhancing images to narrow in on tiny details is easy and means a more accurate diagnosis.
If we need copies of your x-ray, those are made and shared easily. If you need approval for treatment from your insurance company before proceeding with a procedure, we can get them a copy of the x-ray immediately. This means less time waiting for treatment. It also means claims can be processed more quickly.
Call Ferentchak Family Dentistry Today
Give us a call today and make your next appointment. Enjoy the safe, efficient, versatile technology of digital x-rays at our office. We look forward to meeting you!