The technological advancement in dentistry allows us to take a digital X-ray image of your entire smile directly in our office. This is extremely important. Proper diagnosis is the basis for effective treatment. In order to find the cause of the ailment and adequately perform the dental procedure, an X-ray of a single tooth, and often of the entire smile, should be taken before starting the treatment. Radiological examinations are a source of valuable information – for us dentists, digital x-rays are like blood tests for an internist.
At Smiles in Shelby, we take both intra-oral and extra-oral images. For this purpose, we use a modern digital X-ray device, obtaining precise, high-quality images of your smile. Additionally, the radiation dose to which the patient is subjected during an examination is much lower than in conventional radiology, making it a safer alternative.
Digital x-rays are practical and convenient applications in modern dentistry. We can enlarge the image freely on the computer screen, analyze the problem thoroughly, and take appropriate measurements. The image can be saved on any medium and, if applicable, easily transferred to another computer when consultation with a specialist is recommended.