From soft tissue lasers to intraoral cameras, technological advancements in dentistry are making treatment safer and more effective. Dental technology helps us carry out our mission to provide accurate, conservative, and comfortable treatments. Dr. Jay Ajmo is especially proud to offer our patients digital x-rays at our Palm Beach Gardens general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry practice. Contact us today.
Every dental checkup performed by Dr. Ajmo involves a thorough visual exam. However, a number of oral health problems simply are not visible to the naked eye. X-rays give Dr. Ajmo a view of hidden oral structures, like the roots and canals of teeth, as well as the jawbone and sinuses. With the information provided by an x-ray, Dr. Ajmo can base his diagnosis and treatment plan on solid evidence.
Both traditional dental x-rays and digital x-rays require radiation. To obtain an image of hard interior structures with a traditional x-ray, radiation passes through oral structures and creates an image on film. Digital x-rays, on the other hand, use electronic sensors to snap images of your teeth. The electronic sensors pick up the image and send it directly to our computer for storage. The process takes less than a second, and patient exposure to radiation is reduced by about 90%. In addition, we use high-tech safety gear, like protective aprons and thoracic collars, to protect patients from the miniscule amount of radiation. Even though the American Dental Association assures us that the radiation required for a digital x-ray is minimal, we want to make sure our patients remain as safe as possible.
With traditional x-rays, the image produced cannot be manipulated. In contrast, digital x-rays allow a clinician to increase or decrease contrast, enlarge the image, or magnify certain areas. This enhanced imaging capability allows Dr. Ajmo to see your oral structures in greater detail, so that he can provide an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment plan.
A dentist can tell you all about a cavity developing in your molar, or the bone tissue that’s resorbing beneath that missing tooth, but do you fully understand? Showing you a detailed image can help you better understand the issue, recognize its potential path, and make an informed decision for treatment, based on facts. Digital x-rays are an invaluable teaching tool at our practice.
Digital x-rays are a part of digital patient records and can be sent to insurance companies and specialists at the click of a button, so you no longer have to hand-deliver records or wait for postal delivery. Modern digital security will keep your private records safe, while also providing quick and easy access to important information.
In addition to digital x-rays, we offer a wide range of innovative dental technology including dental lasers, intraoral cameras, and 3D CT scan imaging. Our staff is fully trained in the use and maintenance of this technology, so you can feel confident that you will always receive state-of-the-art care. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.