Digital X-rays are a cutting-edge diagnostic tool that enhance the quality of patient care. These X-rays have revolutionized the field of dentistry, making the imaging process faster, more comfortable and much more convenient. Unlike traditional X-rays that rely on film, digital X-rays employ a digital sensor to capture images of your teeth.
One significant advantage of digital X-rays is their reduced radiation exposure compared to conventional film X-rays. In fact, digital X-rays produce up to 90% less radiation than film X-rays – less than what you are exposed to by the sun in your day-to-day life! Furthermore, they eliminate the need for chemical development of images, contributing to a more eco-friendly and efficient approach.
The real-time benefits of digital X-rays are immediately evident, as our dentists can instantly access high-quality images on monitors within the treatment room. This immediate access allows for prompt and precise diagnoses, translating into better patient care.
Our skilled dental team effectively employs digital radiography to detect and diagnose various dental issues, including:
- Tooth decay, including decay between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Misalignment of tooth roots
- Fractures in teeth and in existing fillings or other restorations
- Infections in tooth nerves
- Bone loss
These diagnoses serve as the foundation for planning and executing a wide range of dental treatments, such as oral surgeries, root canal procedures, dental implant placements and orthodontic care.
Call or text Schneider Family Dentistry at 240-654-3555 to learn more about digital X-rays in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub or Dr. Ekpa Eyoma.