Oxnard Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays represent a significant advancement of dental technology. This new style of x-rays is not only safer for you as a patient, it is safer for your dentist and their staff as well. Here at Kane & Kerper Dentistry, we are proud to use this advanced technology to help our professional dentists better examine your teeth and bite more accurately diagnose and treat any dental issues you may be experiencing. For more information about digital x-rays and the advantages they offer you as a patient, please read our convenient guide below.
The advantages of using digital x-ray technology
Digital x-rays are superior to traditional x-ray technology for a number of reasons. First and foremost, they are safer for you as a patient. They require no toxic or caustic chemicals and will expose you to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Digital dental x-rays can be taken far more quickly than traditional x-rays and can be viewed immediately by both you and your dentist. Because they present a clearer, more defined image, your dentist will better be able to identify any dental issues that you are experiencing. They may be able to catch problems far earlier, which can result in fewer extensive (and expensive) dental treatments. One of the best parts of this technology, however, is that your dentist can view these images with you.
Finally, digital x-ray technology makes transmission to your insurance company far easier. This can result in faster approval for necessary treatments and referrals, as well as better dental records. It also makes it much easier and faster for your insurance company to send in payment for any treatments you’ve received.
How are digital x-rays taken?
When taking a digital dental x-ray, your dentist or a member of their staff will place a tiny camera inside your mouth. This will instantly record images of your teeth, gums, and the supporting bone beneath, allowing your dentist to see any areas that may need to be addressed. Once your x-rays have been taken, you and your dentist can fully discuss any issues that they have noticed, as well as the appropriate treatments. Digital dental x-rays allow you to be far more involved in the formulation of your own treatment plans.
If you have dental issues that you need to be addressed, or if you need to schedule a regular cleaning or checkup, contact Kane & Kerper Dentistry today at (805) 983-0245 or use the convenient email form below. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, bright smile that every patient deserves.