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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.

Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
Royal Oak Dental Group