Digital Dental X-Rays & 3-D Imaging
At Royal Oak Dental Group’s offices, we base our philosophy on prevention and early detection –– which is how we knew it was important to implement digital X-rays and diagnostic imaging into our dental practice, thereby protecting the oral health of our patients.
Safety of Digital Dental X-Rays Patients
We understand that some patients may be concerned about radiation exposure during their digital dental X-ray procedure. Dental X-rays have always been among the lowest radiation-emitting X-rays, because they are focused on a small area, and require little radiation to obtain a clear image of your mouth.
At our offices, we take only the images necessary for accurate diagnosis and prevention, unless a dental emergency or treatment requires additional diagnostic imaging. With the implementation of digital dental X-rays, we have further reduced the amount of radiation by up to 80 percent, making them safer than ever.
Sharing the Many Benefits of Digital X-Rays & Imaging
In addition to the added safety benefits of digital radiography, these diagnostic imaging procedures allow us to immediately visualize disease processes in parts of the tooth that are not otherwise visible –– which fits with our mantra of early detection to avoid painful and expensive consequences of postponing treatment. Digital radiography also means faster appointments and less time you have to spend at our offices.
Let’s face it, nobody enjoys being in the dental chair for longer than necessary. Immediate image capturing means you are out of that chair as quickly as possible! Because of the high resolution of digital X-rays, our dentists can zoom in and adjust exposure, contrast, and brightness so that we can see all areas of your X-rays clearly. This feature makes it easier to diagnose conditions right when they start.
Insightful Oral Diagnoses & Treatments
Conventional radiography limits our ability to diagnose in two dimensions. Cone Beam Computed Tomography allows us to view jaws, teeth, and bones in three dimensions, without exposing you to large doses of radiation from multiple-slice CT scans. These 3-D images aid us in planning surgical extractions of wisdom teeth and surgical placement of implants using the Sirona Galileos and Planmeca ProMax 3D machines.
We can utilize this 3-D technology to diagnose bone loss, tumors, cysts and infections, while making our surgeries predictable and accurate. This high-quality 3-D system assists in treatment planning of complex cases. For example, when used with implant placement, our dentists can ensure that your bone density is sufficient to support your dental implant, and avoid your sinuses with greater accuracy. When used with third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions, we can plan to remove your tooth as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Contact Us About Your Digital Dental X-Rays Today
Our dentists maintain the highest standards in dental technologies and techniques so that we can provide the best care to our patients. We are proud to serve patients in the Raleigh-Cary-Chapel Hill-Siler City area, including Apex, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Hillsboro, Durham, Morrisville, North Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest and Knightdale.