While we understand some of our patients may be apprehensive about radiation exposure, digital dental x-rays are perfectly safe.
Not only do they expose you to less radiation that traditional film x-rays, but they also take more precise pictures of your teeth and gums. We take every precaution to protect you from radiation, such as making you wear a lead apron.
Once the image is taken, our Holland dentist will be able to view it on his screen almost immediately. Our dentist uses teeth x-rays to catch small cavities before they cause pain. However, we also use x-rays to diagnose oral health issues.
Benefits Of Digital X-Rays
For example, if you see our Holland emergency dentist for a toothache, he will take dental x-rays of your teeth to see if there are cavities or other issues hiding beneath the surface. Digital x-rays create higher quality images, which helps us make accurate diagnoses.
Your dentist may also take panoramic x-rays or other images to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Digital x-rays are important dental technology because they allow us to see what is happening with your teeth, gums, and jaws. For example, our dentist may recommend a tooth implant if the x-ray reveals you have healthy jawbone tissue.
Digital x-rays show us your entire mouth in one image!
Our Holland digital x-rays dentist at David Oswald DDS is dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health by offering digital x-rays and other preventive dentistry services. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (616) 392-2587.