When you visit our dentistry in Brooklyn for a routine exam and cleaning, you will generally have dental x-rays taken once a year. These x-rays are important for providing our dentists at New Leaf Dental with information about your oral health and are helpful for guiding the kind of treatment that we provide.
Traditional x-rays use film to capture x-ray images. Digital radiography, on the other hand, utilizes an electronic sensor to produce digital images of the structures in the mouth. These images can then conveniently be stored onto a computer for easy access in the future.
Digital x-rays in Brooklyn offer several advantages over traditional film x-rays. The biggest advantage for you, the patient, is that they reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 90 percent. Because the images do not need to be developed into film, it eliminates the need to use and dispose of harmful waste products and chemicals into the environment. Digital images are also more helpful to your dentist at New Leaf Dental because they can easily and quickly be accessed and can be enlarged to help us find problems and point them out to you.
X-rays are very helpful as a preventive, diagnostic tool. They reveal valuable information that the naked eye may not be able to pick up during a routine dental exam, including what is going on between teeth and under the gums. Your dentist at New Leaf Dental can then use this information to plan out the treatment needed to help you achieve good oral health.
Issues that dental x-rays can detect include:
By detecting issues in their early stages, your dentist can intervene promptly to prevent the problems from getting more serious and requiring more complex (and expensive) treatment.
To achieve and maintain good oral health, visit us at New Leaf Dental for digital x-rays in Brooklyn as part of your routine dental exam and cleaning.