Digital Radiography

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Digital Radiography Reveals Root Issues

Poking, prodding, sitting still for interminable amounts of time while xrays are taken and developed, wishing you were anywhere else but in the dentist's chair. That's the typical experience with dental exams. But now, thanks to a relatively new dental imaging process called digital radiography, that can all become a distant memory.

In fact, this new technology allows Dr. Carano to look painlessly into your mouth, clearly identify every external and internal anatomical structure, and accurately diagnose your dental problems'all within seconds and with minimal radiation exposure. Furthermore, the information gathered is immediately translated into a large, clear, accurate image, allowing you and Dr. Carano to discuss it together! In more ways than one, digital radiography's technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients' teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions.

Reduced Radiation, Radical Results

Digital radiography entirely outmodes the cumbersome traditional xray process. Instead of taking a series of x-rays, developing them in a darkroom full of chemicals, and then examining the resulting films on a special light board, digital radiography allows you to simply relax in the dental chair while a tiny 'sensor' is positioned briefly inside your mouth. This is possible because the sensor acts like a miniature VCR camera, with a 'chip' that is sensitive to x-rays, not light. The result? For one, you're exposed to 50%-90% less radiation than with traditional x-ray techniques.

What's more, all the secrets of your oral condition are instantaneously translated onto our computer screen, in the form of a highly detailed image. An image that carries with it all the conveniences of other digitized images: it can be rotated, magnified, adjusted for contrast, and even color-coded for educational purposes. Plus, we can store it easily and efficiently in our computer files, eliminating paper files as well as image wear and tear. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, it can be easily, inexpensively and faithfully reproduced any number of times.

Clear Understanding, Smart Decisions, Effective Care

We're convinced that digital radiography makes for fast and easy evaluation of even the most complex dental conditions. The instantaneous, clear computer screen image allows us to immediately discuss the findings with our patients. Together, we can examine the outer and inner structures and tissues of each tooth, as well as the surrounding roots, root canals, and gums. What may have previously been mysterious and frightening is suddenly rendered reasonable and non-threatening. On the spot, we're able to clearly and simply explain all the steps of any recommended restoration procedures. And because it helps our patients clearly understand the root issues behind their dental health, we're able to work together to determine the very best treatment options for each case.

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