Digital Radiography


Dentist revewing digital Raidography on computer screen at North Atlanta Family Dentistry, Johns Creek, GADental exams are a critical component of maintaining your oral health. During your dental exams, we look over your teeth other structures in your mouth, looking for signs of any issues such as physical damage, decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and more. However, there are many components of your mouth that we cannot see. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we can get a closer look at these hidden structures of your mouth with digital radiography.

Why Are X-Rays Important?


X-rays are an important tool for allowing us to provide you with the best possible oral care, enabling you to maintain a happy, healthy mouth. These images allow us to monitor the condition of your mouth as well as diagnose a wide variety of different issues. With x-rays, we can see the hidden components of your mouth, areas that we cannot otherwise see. These areas include the spaces between your teeth as well as below your gum line. With x-rays, we can see:
•  Cavities that have formed between your teeth.
•  Internal tooth decay.
•  Root damage.
•  Damage to your jawbone.
•  Bone loss in your jaw.
•  Abscesses and cysts.
•  Tumors in the jaw.
•  Impacted teeth.
•  Teeth that are still developing.

What Is Digital Radiography?


Digital radiography is a type of x-ray technology that involves the use of electronics to capture images of your teeth and jawbone. Where traditional x-ray technology relies on radiation to capture images of your mouth, digital radiography relies on the use of electronic sensors. To capture an image, a sensor is placed in your mouth. This sensor is attached to a computer. With just the push of a button, we can capture the necessary images, which are almost immediately displayed on our computer monitor. The need for developing images is eliminated. We do not need to leave the room at all, allowing us to spend your entire appointment with you.

The Benefits of Digital Radiography


Digital radiography offers several benefits. These benefits include:
•  Reduced radiation exposure. With digital radiography, your radiation exposure is reduced up to 95%.
•  Images are displayed immediately. We do not need to develop x-ray images in a separate darkroom, which can take a significant amount of time. Instead, your images are displayed almost immediately on a computer monitor, eliminating the need to leave the room.
•  More accurate diagnoses and treatment plans. Specialized software allows us to manipulate your images. We can zoom in and enhance as well as change the coloration of the images. This allows us to provide a more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment plan.
•  We spend your whole appointment with you. Because we do not need to leave the room to develop images, we can devote your entire appointment to you. We can take the necessary time to explain what we have found and helped you to understand your diagnosis. We can also go over your treatment options and answer any questions that you might have, leaving you feeling more confident.

With digital radiography, we can see the hidden structures of your mouth, which gives us a complete picture of your oral health. With these images, we can see many types of issues that might otherwise go unnoticed with just a visual exam. For more information about digital radiography, call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 today.

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