Digital Radiography/Imaging (X-rays)
The Doctors of Main Line Dental Group (MLD) choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that they follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in 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. Dr. Williams, Dr. Alex and Dr. Hallam utilize digital imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about one tenth of that used with traditional radiographs. We are able to manipulate the digital images which often times helps us to retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital radiography allows use to treat you more effectively while significantly limiting your radiation exposure.
Another advantage of digital imaging is that it enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.