Edgartown Dental Group is a leading dental practice that is committed to offering excellent preventive and restorative dental care. Because of this commitment, we have invested in modern and cutting-edge dental technology to increase patient comfort and satisfaction. Specifically, we have adopted the use of low radiation dental x-rays, also known as digital x-rays.
Digital radiography offers numerous benefits to our practice and our patients. In particular, digital x-rays expose patients to significantly less radiation compared to conventional x-rays. Processing times are also faster, and this benefit is passed on to the patient, resulting in faster treatment times.
You don’t always require dental x-rays during your dental appointments. However, there are instances when our dentist may determine that it is necessary. Such instances include:
If you don’t have any apparent dental problems, you don’t require dental x-rays and can go for three to five years before updating your dental records with a fresh set of x-rays.
As a leading dental practice, we strive to ensure that all our patients are comfortable and relaxed during their time with us. Every dental appointment begins with a comprehensive consultation. During this consultative session, our dentist seeks to evaluate and understand your needs as well as your expectations.
If it’s determined that you need dental x-rays, our dentist will prepare you for the same. Preparation involves briefing you on the type of x-rays required as well as the procedure involved. There are different types of dental x-rays, including bitewing, periapical, and panoramic. Our dentist will decide which x-ray to take depending on the aspects we’re interested in viewing or investigating.
For low radiation dental x-rays, we use a digital sensor to capture images of your oral cavity. Low-radiation digital dental x-rays offer enhanced precision and accuracy and can be easily shared with other treatment partners, where this is necessary. They can also be viewed instantly on a computer screen, which allows the patient to have an unobstructed look into the state of their oral health.
Contact Edgartown Dental Group if you’re looking for a dental practice that puts the comfort and well-being of the patient first.