Digital Dental X-Rays
in Austin, TX

Dental X-rays are a crucial part of routine dental visits, as they allow dentists to get an accurate picture of not only what is happening on the surface of the teeth and gums but inside the teeth and jaw as well. X-rays help our team diagnose and treat everything from cavities to impacted teeth. To learn more about our technology and the services our office provides, please contact us!

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What is the benefit of digital dental X-rays over traditional dental X-rays?

One of the major benefits of digital X-rays is that radiation exposure is reduced by up to 80 percent compared to traditional X-rays, making them a safer option for both patients and dental professionals. Digital X-rays also provide immediate results, allowing dentists to quickly diagnose any dental issues and provide prompt treatment. This technology enables dentists to store and access patient records electronically as well, allowing for easier sharing of information between dental professionals and reducing the need for physical storage space.

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Are digital X-rays safe for pregnant women?

When it comes to pregnancy, many women are understandably concerned about the potential risks associated with X-rays. Traditional X-rays are typically not performed on pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. However, since digital X-rays emit significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays, they are a much safer option. That being said, it is still important for pregnant women to inform our team about their pregnancy so that we can provide the safest and most effective care possible.

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What are panoramic X-rays used for?

Panoramic X-rays are a type of digital dental X-ray that are used to capture a broad view of the entire mouth. They are particularly useful for detecting hidden dental issues such as impacted wisdom teeth and cysts. Additionally, panoramic X-rays can also help dentists identify potential issues with the jaw joint, or TMJ. Additionally, digital X-rays are helpful for orthodontic treatment planning and dental implant placements, as they can provide a comprehensive view of the teeth and jaw structure, allowing dental professionals to create a more precise treatment plan.

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