When you think about dental x-rays, what immediately comes to mind? If you are like many people, you will think of taking the x-rays, then waiting for a while. When they are finally ready, someone will enter the dental office with a floppy sheet of film, then stick it up on a lighted board. If that is all that you think that dental x-rays are, you are behind the times. Here at Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery, we use digital x-rays. These are a great way to help us to be able to see the whole picture and to diagnose better what is going on.
Digital X-Rays Help Us to See the Whole Picture
With digital x-rays, we are not bound by the limitations we have with traditional x-rays. They are very beneficial to both us and also to you.
With a traditional dental x-ray, we can see things from one angle. While they have been useful over the years, they have many limitations.
We can see a digital x-ray on a computer monitor. We can change the angle so that we can get a better look at something. We can turn the picture around if we want to. We can zoom in so that we can see the tooth better. This will help us to better see the big picture.
Another thing that is nice about a digital x-ray is that we can also take a look at the possible results. This will help us to figure out which is the best direction to go in.
There are things that traditional x-rays will miss because of their limitations. There is a much greater chance that we will be able to spot something immediately, which will then help us to find the best course of action.
Another thing that you will like about digital x-rays is that amount of time that they take. We will have the results right away. This means that you will not have to sit and wait, anxious about what is going on.
With a digital x-ray, we will also be able to better show the results to you. We will have a computer monitor right there, so we can show you want we found. Since we can move the picture around, we will also be able to give you an idea of what we will need to do, and also of what the results will be like.
See the Bigger Picture with Digital X-rays
A digital x-ray will also allow you to see both an isolated area plus the bigger picture. We will not have to take several x-rays to do that. We will have all of the information that we need. All that we will have to do is to zoom in on an area.
Here at Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery, we like digital x-rays because they can help us to find the best way to treat what is going on. If you would like to know more about digital x-rays and the other new technologies that we use, call (702) 329-7554. That is also the number that you should call to make an appointment.