Dental radiographs, or X-rays, are an important part of a thorough dental examination. Digital radiography provides many advantages to traditional x-ray film techniques.
Online PR News – 19-June-2012 – Chicago, IL – According to Dr. Elseweifi of Bucktown Dental Associates, dental radiographs, or X-rays, are an important part of a thorough dental examination. Some people worry about their exposure to radiation during dental X-ray procedures. This is very understandable in light of the relatively high radiation of some medical X-rays. In spite of the very low radiation dose dentists are always concerned about minimizing the amount of radiation a patient receives. That's why they cover patients with a lead apron during X-ray procedures.
Digital radiography is a form of dental technology, where digital X-ray sensors or phosphorus plates are used instead of traditional photographic film. This offers the advantage of an 80 percent reduction in radiation. The technique gives immediate image preview and availability and elimination of costly film processing steps. In addition, it makes the technique more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image.
The same digital module can combine other imaging techniques such as panoramic and cephalometirc radiography and intra-oral video camera imaging. The Panoramic radiography is a single picture of all the teeth and surrounding bones. It shows the entire upper and lower jawbones, jaw joints, nasal sinuses, and the mandibular never. It is a very valuable diagnostic technique. Cephalometric radiography is useful for orthodontic treatment and growth monitoring. The intra-oral video camera takes pictures of the inside of the mouth. The images are enlarged on a monitor so that the patient and dentist are able to view together every last detail of your oral health.
Dr. Elseweifi says he is proud to provide this advance technology to the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods of Chicago. Newer dental imaging techniques are safer and provide better diagnostic quality. They also help patients make informed decisions about treatment options. It also helps dentists provide better quality dental treatment.