Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in one-sixth of the radiation exposure to you.
Drs. Pollowitz and Brown choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see many things we cannot see with our eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Pollowitz and Brown utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time can be up to about 80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
The advantages of digital imaging enable us to not only store patient images but also to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.