Masters Dental utilizes digital x-rays in patient care instead of traditional film x-rays, and it turns out using digital x-rays have serious positive benefits for patients. Just as new advances in dental techniques continue to emerge, so do advances in dental technology. While the concern may be that new does not always mean better, we are here to put those fears to rest.
The first advantage of digital x-rays are the fact that they greatly reduce patients exposure to radiation since digital x-rays give off significantly less radiation than traditional film x-rays. The actual amount is around 80% less than traditional x-rays.
The second advantage is that digital x-rays allow for better, quicker, and more accurate record keeping. First, since film x-rays require people to chemically develop the images, film x-rays are more subject to human errors and can’t be viewed right away. Thus, digital x-rays are more accurate and quicker. More importantly however, using digital x-rays allows dental offices to store the x-rays online and access them whenever necessary. The files can be transferred and medical information can be shared with doctors across offices at a patient’s request with less risk of losing or misplacing a paper file.
Not to mention, the third advantage is that you get higher quality images. The general quality is simply better because it better highlights small imperfections. Since the images are on the computer, the images can be resized and graphically enhanced to get a better look at your teeth and bone structure. This way your dentist can find exactly what he or she is looking for to provide you with the best possible care.
As you can see, using digital x-rays have serious positive benefits for patients when they are both in and out of the office. Staying up-to-date on all of the latest dental technology can ensure better quality care and will contribute better to the long term health of patients.