Digital X-Rays Are Safe And Help Us Embark On Effective Treatment
As the medical industry evolves, diagnostic tools such as x-rays are becoming more precise, faster to produce, and expose patients to far less radiation. Digital X-rays have numerous advantages over traditional x-rays. Find out why more dentists are switching to digital x-rays today.
Digital X-Rays Explained
Digital x-rays use electronic sensors and a digital device to capture images, unlike traditional X-rays that rely on photographic film. Dentists process digital x-rays using software on the technician's computer instead of in a lab using chemicals like conventional x-rays. While traditional x-rays are still relevant and have their place in the dental industry, digital x-rays offer the following advantages:
1. Higher Quality Imaging
Digital x-rays capture high-resolution images that easily reveal tiny fractures and soft tissue damage, which is particularly helpful in dentistry. Digital x-rays allow your dentist in Methuen to zoom in, rotate and manipulate the image to get the most accurate diagnosis.
2. Less Radiation and Chemicals
Digital x-rays produce up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays, which is great for both patients and physicians. Additionally, dentists process digital x-rays in minutes on the computer, meaning technicians no longer handle chemicals to produce the x-rays.
3. Easier Storage
Since computers can store digital x-rays, a dentist can keep an external drive of patient x-rays or even save them on the cloud instead of traditional filing cabinets. Secondly, digital x-rays eliminate the need to store film processing chemicals and equipment in the dentist's office or a dedicated lab.
4. Easter Communication
Unlike traditional x-rays, which you must mail or collect at the dentist's office, they can share digital x-rays with patients, dental teams and specialists, and dental insurance providers via email.
Faster diagnostics at Methuen Family Dentistry
At Methuen Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on using the best and latest technology to improve our services for all our patients. Schedule your appointment for digital x-rays today.