Dental X-rays at Smart Smile Dentistry in Gainesville.
Dentist in Gainesville, FL offering dental radiography. Dental radiography, or dental X-ray, is a quick and painless diagnostic tool that can reveal a wide array of oral health problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These issues can include:
- tooth decay
- abnormalities in jaw development
- bite misalignment
- tooth eruption problems
In addition to performing X-rays only when necessary, we minimize your exposure to radiation by protecting your body and neck with a lead apron during the process. Furthermore, we use digital X-rays, which have been shown to emit up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional dental X-rays that use film.
Our dentists and hygienists at Smart Smile Dentistry always take your safety into consideration when it comes to dental radiography.
Aside from lower radiation exposure, digital dental radiography offers several advantages over conventional X-rays. The high-quality images captured are developed instantly and sent to a chairside computer monitor in the examination room, and your Gainesville, FL dentist can use them to educate you on the state of your oral health. These images can also be enlarged and adjusted for contrast so that we can see even the smallest cavities in detail. Additionally, we can instantly transfer your digital X-rays to another dental office should you need a referral to a specialist. Stored in your digital patient chart, your dental radiographs are easily accessible from visit to visit, allowing us to compare and detect minor changes with ease.