The advantages of digital dental x-rays
At Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental in Westminster, Colorado, our professionals are excited to integrate digital dental x-rays and imaging into the office, allowing patients fast and easy access to images needed to diagnose and treat certain dental conditions.
What are digital dental x-rays?
Digital dental x-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging used by dentists to assess the health of your teeth and gums. They use a digital sensor instead of film, which means that the images can be viewed instantly on a computer screen.
Why choose digital imaging in dentistry using advanced x-ray solutions?
Digital x-rays are much safer than traditional x-rays because they emit up to 90% less radiation. They are also more comfortable for patients because they do not need to bite down on film or hold still for long periods. One of the added benefits of digital imaging in dentistry is the ability to save digital x-rays onto the computer and easily access and pull up images as needed, allowing our dental team to keep a digital file of a patient’s entire dental history.
What are dental x-rays used for?
Dentists use digital x-rays to look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems. If you have a cavity, the digital image will show darker areas where the decay is present. If you have gum disease, the digital x-ray can show calcium deposits beneath the gum line.
How often should I obtain dental x-rays?
The actual frequency of dental x-rays depends on your individual oral health needs. If you have good oral health and visit the dentist regularly for checkups, you may only need x-rays every two years or so. However, if you have a history of tooth decay or other oral health problems, your dentist may recommend that you have dental x-rays more frequently.
Call Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental today!
Our Westminster, CO, area office uses digital x-rays to provide our patients with the best possible care. If you have any questions about our digital x-rays or how often you should have them done, please do not hesitate to contact the practice for an initial consultation visit. Our facility is at 2921 West 120th Avenue, Suite #210, and we can be reached by phone at (303) 800-6884.