Smile on Us is proud to offer the latest dental technology to provide our patients with the best treatment options available. At our Hollywood FL office, we use digital x-rays to detect dental problems that lie beneath the surface. Using the information digital x-rays provides, we are then able to provide our patients with an accurate treatment plan that fits their individual needs.
Compared to traditional low exposure dental x-rays, digital x-rays reduce radiation by 80-90%. This allows Smile on Us to gain accurate and valuable information and provide patients with preventative treatment.
What Can X-Rays Reveal?
Without the power of digital x-rays, many dental abnormalities and health issues go untreated. Digital x-rays in Hollywood FL can reveal:
- Cysts or abscesses
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Bone loss
- Decay between the teeth
- The position of poor teeth and roots
- Problems within a tooth or below the gum line
- Developmental abnormalities
By detecting problems such as these, patients can save time, money, unnecessary treatment and discomfort, and most importantly, their smiles!
How Safe Are Digital X-Rays?
Digital dental x-rays are far more safe than traditional x-rays. This is because of the low amount of radiation digital x-rays produce. Additionally, digital x-rays can quickly produce an image making the experience comfortable and fast. For these reasons, digital dental x-rays are proven to be safe for patients to provide preventative treatment and detect dental problems.
However, responsible dental practices will still only use digital x-rays sparingly and as needed by each individual patient. For most new patients, a full mouth series of digital x-rays is usually necessary and can last between three to five years while x-rays of the patient’s bite are typically done during routine dental check-ups.