When it comes to providing patients with the highest quality dental practices, our dentists in Kirkland and our dentists in Seattle, Washington, are constantly seeking out the latest dental techniques and technologies in order to advance our patient service and satisfaction.
Are Digital X-Rays Better than Traditional X-Rays?
One of the areas in which we continue to make great strides is replacing traditional radiography X-rays with digital X-rays.
Why is this such a big deal for Paramount Dental Center and our patients? For starters, digital X-rays offer:
- Increased Safety — Digital X-rays involve less radiation. Radiation can have an adverse effect on patient health in the long term. This is especially the case for pregnant women or patients already suffering from illness or disease. Digital X-rays reduce the amount of radiation exposure by 70 to 80 percent!
- Reduced Risk — Digital X-ray technology allows our dentists to spot oral issues that require treatment without being as invasive as before — meaning less risk to the patient with radiation exposure while we know exactly what to aim for in follow-up procedures.
- More Convenience — The convenience factor affects both our patients and dentists when it comes to digital X-rays. Our dentists have an easier time viewing the patient’s teeth from numerous angles and have easier access to X-ray files at all times. Patients benefit through more accurate diagnosis of their conditions, which means treatment can be determined and applied more quickly, saving them potential discomfort and extra costs in the long run.
- Higher Quality — Digital X-rays offer superior imaging with more detailed images that give our dentists a clearer idea of the patient’s current dental state and help us detect and diagnose possibly threatening conditions earlier. We can zoom in and otherwise manipulate the X-rays to get close-ups without sacrificing image quality. This also aids in early detection and diagnosis.
By offering digital X-ray technology, our patients are able to be diagnosed earlier, more accurately and with much less risk here than in those dental offices that utilize traditional film X-rays.
Do you need to come in for a digital X-ray scan? Don’t delay! Contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Colin Del Rosario, Dr. Alfadhli Abu or Dr. Kathryn Parker.