Keeping You and Your Teeth Healthy
While we certainly learn a lot about your oral health through our visual examinations of your teeth and gums, there are things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. That is why Dr. Graziano relies on the newest technology to supplement every visual examination. Our most used technology, along with microscopic dentistry and the intra-oral camera, is digital x-ray technology.
How Digital X-Rays Work
Digital x-rays are not only more comfortable that traditional x-rays, they are more revealing.
During a digital x-ray, a sensor about the size and shape of a domino is placed on the inside of your cheek. This sensor sends a signal to a computer, which is translated into a large, crisp electronic picture of your teeth, supporting bone and gums.
Because the pictures can be enlarged and colored for clarification and stored in your files for further reference, these x-rays make it easier and less expensive to detect, diagnose and plan treatment long before problems become visible to the naked eye.
Digital x-rays are also better for you and for the environment, reducing your exposure to radiation. In fact, digital x-rays use 75% less radiation than conventional x-rays! This process is also better for the environment – it uses no photo chemicals or traditional film, eliminating potentially hazardous waste.