Digital X-Rays – Naples, FL
During a new patient consultation, we compile detailed information about your oral health both verbally and visually. Your health records are kept digitally, which makes storing and transferring them easier than ever.
Below, you will find some of the great reasons why we use digital x-rays in our Naples, FL dental office, Island Coast Dentistry.
1. Less radiation exposure
Most patients today are concerned about radiation exposure, and using the conventional type of X-rays can make your visit feel quite radioactive. Typically, digital X-rays use much less radiation, sometimes more than 75% less than regular X-rays.
2. Quality of X-rays are enhanced
Detail and clarity are essential when it comes to dental X-rays. The digital equipment will provide image quality which surpasses the regular film, showing tiny imperfections and fractures that film might not show. When you have these features, it improves our ability to detect any problem and find out what stage or state it’s in. These features also can provide you with immediate visuals so that you are able to better understand what your dentist is talking about. This is going to help speed up your diagnosis and treatment.
Digital X-rays allow us to control how each image is exposed, so we are able to make your images lighter or darker on demand. It’s also possible to enlarge your images, enhance the color, and even superimpose textures.
4. Digital patient records
Paper charts being filed, organized, and stored can often be a real pain. With the digital equipment, we’re able to eliminate filing and storing of the images. We can access the digital images that are in your database from any of the networked computers in our dental office.
5. No chemicals
Traditional X-rays require toxic chemicals to be developed, which means we often have to store and dispose of very dangerous substances. With digital X-rays, this step is completely unnecessary, making them better for both our patients and the environment.
6. Time & productivity savings
With digital X-rays, we’re able to save you a lot of time by reducing the process to mere seconds. The images are stored instantly so you and your dentist can view them on a nearby computer. When insurance companies and specialists need X-rays, we can send them quickly and easily over the internet.
7. Images aren’t lost
Our digital X-rays are stored on a hard drive, so you don’t ever have to worry about films being misplaced or separated. We regularly back up files to make sure they are safe and secure. We have found that digital X-rays are much easier, faster, and cleaner than other kinds of radiography. They make things a lot easier and quicker for everyone, and it frees up precious space in our dental office.