Digital radiography uses 50-70% less radiation than traditional X-rays do, and they also produce superior images. Experienced dentist Melvin Boule, DMD, at Boule Dental in Plano, Illinois, uses digital X-rays because it allows the best and safest X-ray experience for you. Use the online booking tool or call the office to arrange your appointment today.
X-rays are an important part of the diagnostic process. Dr. Boule takes X-rays to get a full view of your teeth, gum tissues, your root canals, and the supporting bone in your jaw. With X-rays, Dr. Boule can find infection or disease in their early stages when they’re the easiest to treat.
X-rays can also help Dr. Boule predict the future — at least in relation to your oral health. For example, X-rays can show the positions of your wisdom teeth, even if they’re not visible above your gumline yet. If your wisdom teeth are putting pressure on your other teeth, X-rays can indicate that it’s time to have them extracted now rather than later.
Digital X-rays use only 50-70% of the amount of radiation that old-fashioned X-rays use. This means that digital X-rays are safer for you. In addition to that, Dr. Boule can examine digital X-rays in great detail using a computerized program.
One of the biggest advantages of digital dental X-rays is that they’re extremely fast and easy. Capturing the images takes only minutes, and the image development is also near-instant. Dr. Boule examines the images to check for problems or emerging issues, and he can show you the images on a screen, too.
It depends on your oral health and your specific situation. Dr. Boule may recommend digital X-rays once a year, twice a year, or at some other interval specific to you. Often, Dr. Boule schedules digital X-rays during your checkups and dental cleanings.
Scheduling digital X-rays when you’re already at Boule Dental makes it more convenient to get any treatments you might need right away. Having digital X-rays when you’re healthy and don’t have any known problems allows you to save money long-term by treating problems as soon as they arise.
The Boule Dental team is happy to help you enjoy optimal dental health, and digital X-rays are a crucial part of that. Use the online scheduling tool or call the office to book your appointment today.