At the office of Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD, our priority is patient safety and comfort alongside modern dental technology. During our dental exams and check-ups, we improve our ability to accurately identify and diagnose oral health issues through the use of digital x-rays.
Preventive dentistry is the practice of keeping your teeth and gums healthy so that major dental issues are caught right as they begin. Being able to clearly see your oral structure, including your bone, tissues, and joints, is critical in observing anything unusual.
Are Digital X-Rays Safe?
Digital x-rays are extremely safe, especially when compared to traditional x-rays, which expose you to 90% more radiation than digital x-rays; we always have your utmost safety in mind.
Not only do digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation, but the images can also be viewed within seconds, whereas film x-rays can take some time to develop. Since the images are digital, your dentist can zoom in, control the contrast, and share instantly with insurance providers and dental specialists. The best part is how environmentally friendly digital x-rays without the need for a darkroom and related chemicals.
What Can Digital X-Rays Help With?
- Identifying tooth decay, especially between teeth or under a dental crown or filling
- Bone recession related to gum disease
- Abscesses or cavities
- Issues with your root canal
- Dental implant placement
When You'll Need X-Rays
For some patients, we recommend digital x-rays every six months. However, if you don’t have a history of oral health problems like gum disease, you may only need an x-ray exam every couple of years. New patients can always expect to have x-rays taken during their first dental visit to MD Smiles so that we can track any dental changes.
Contact Our Ellicott City Dental Office
If you still have additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Ellicott City dental office. We’ll be happy to talk to you and explain the steps we take to keep you and your family safe.