What Are Digital Dental X-Rays?
Digital dental x-rays or dental radiographs are done during a dental examination to provide a more thorough picture of your oral health. Digital dental x-rays make it easier for our team to diagnose issues in Coram, Hayooayge, and surrounding New York residents. These images are specifically used to identify issues that are not easily visible, and to learn about your oral health by showing the inside of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. There are many oral health conditions that can be diagnosed with digital dental x-rays, such as cavities, decay, abscesses, cysts, bone atrophy, and impactions. If these issues are found in the early stages, you may have more treatment options that are less invasive. As part of your dental examination at NowDental of Suffolk, we use the Dexis™ digital x-ray system to accurately diagnose and correct oral health issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our Smithtown, NY office.
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Who Should Get Digital Dental X-Rays?
In most cases, digital dental x-rays are a part of your biannual dental exam. Digital dental x-rays can be performed as a preventive measure or if you are experiencing a specific problem. Even though digital dental x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to film x-rays, NowDental of Suffolk tries to limit patient exposure. Although digital dental x-rays are typically safe for any patient, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, you should inform our team at the beginning of your exam so special cautionary steps can be taken.
What Happens During Digital Dental X-Rays?
Often done at the beginning of your dental exam, digital dental x-rays take around 5 – 10 minutes to do. At NowDental of Suffolk, we utilize the Dexis digital x-ray system to provide excellent results. Most patients will get a series of dental x-rays taken to show all areas of the mouth. Once they are done, they will be uploaded to be viewed by you and our team throughout your appointment. We will be able to show you any issues and talk about possible treatments.
What Can I Expect After My Digital Dental X-Rays?
A set of digital dental x-rays will usually be done once a year at your dental exam. For some exams, a whole mouth series may be taken for a comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your digital dental x-rays will be stored with your oral health file at NowDental of Suffolk so we can view changes over time and chart any growing concerns.
Are Digital Dental X-Rays Covered By Insurance?
Generally, dental insurance will pay for the cost of digital dental x-rays as part of a routine dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance provider to determine any balances. If you have any remaining costs or if you don't have dental insurance, NowDental of Suffolk accepts many methods of payment and we can give you information on medical financing.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital dental x-rays with the Dexis digital x-ray system is an advanced technology that can help diagnose hidden oral conditions. As a part of a regular dental examination, digital dental x-rays can give us a unique understanding that allows our team to see any hidden problems to be corrected before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our office in Smithtown, NY to make an appointment for your dental exam with digital dental x-rays.