Digital Dental X-Rays in the Triad of North Carolina

Advanced Technology Provides Comfortable Dental Visits

At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, our Archdale dentists utilize advanced dental technology, allowing patients to experience more comfortable, quicker, and safer treatments. With digital dental X-rays, our dentists can capture highly-detailed images of the oral structures while patients experience up to 90 percent less radiation when compared to traditional X-rays. 

If you’re due to receive dental X-rays, schedule your appointment with our Triad dental team by calling (336) 434-3186.

dentist showing a patient their dental x-rays

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays allow our dental professionals to locate tooth decay early, which decreases the potential for large cavities, and they can also see hairline cracks and areas between teeth for an accurate, comprehensive diagnosis.

Traditional X-rays expose patients to harmful radiation and require harsh chemicals to develop, but digital X-rays emit a fraction of the radiation and produce sharp results, instantly available on a chairside computer monitor for both patient and doctor to see.

Benefits of Digital Radiography

What We See Is What We Get

Using digital radiography, we can identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose your dental problems. We can also immediately translate that information into a large, clear, accurate image, projected to a monitor so that the patient and doctor can study together in the operatory. You won’t even have to leave your chair.

Digital radiography technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patient’s teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our treatment recommendations. Digital radiographs help us help you.

Reduced Radiation, Radical Results

Traditionally, dentists used X-rays to see what the naked eye could not and were developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals and then viewed on a special light board. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. By far, the worst part of traditional X-rays was the radiation exposure to patients. But now, digital radiography has completely transformed this process.

When you come into our Archdale dental office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in your mouth to detect a small amount of radiation — up to 90 percent less than traditional X-rays required. This creates a detailed image of your internal oral structures that’s immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are digital dental X-rays safe?

Yes, digital dental X-rays are safe. When compared to traditional dental X-rays, they emit up to 90 percent less radiation. Digital X-rays are safe for both children and adults and provide highly detailed images, allowing dentists to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Who needs dental X-rays?

On average, everyone who visits the dentist will need dental X-rays taken once a year. Dentists order digital X-rays to evaluate the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth. X-rays take highly detailed pictures of the roof of the mouth, allowing dentists to diagnose and treat problems they can’t see with the naked eye. 

How much do dental X-rays cost?

The average cost of dental X-rays depends on the type of X-ray needed and insurance coverage. They typically range anywhere from $25 to $750. In the long run, X-rays are worth the cost as they can identify problems early on before they progress and require costly and invasive procedures.

How are digital X-rays improving dental treatment?

Digital imaging is a great improvement in all areas of dentistry. It offers features to enhance the viewing of any problem areas. Digital X-rays use low levels of radiation and are easily displayed instantly on a computer screen for both our dentists and patients. X-rays are important for diagnosing dental decay, failing crowns and fillings, and planning the placement of dental implants, and for root canals.

Visit Triad Cosmetic Dentistry Today!

Digital dental X-rays are convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied accurately, and best of all, they’re safer for our patients. If you have questions about digital X-rays, call our Archdale dental office today at (336) 434-3186 to schedule an appointment. We’re proud to provide services to patients all across the Triad of North Carolina, including Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and more.