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Take Your Routine Dental Exams to the Next Level with Digital Dental Films

Your dental experience depends on your comfort and safety in a dental office. Dr. Tyler Wynne and the team at Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry use the latest dental techniques and equipment to ensure comfortable dental visits and continued excellent dental health. Digital dental films (digital x-rays) are advanced modern diagnostic tools that result in less radiation and almost instant imaging for the dentist. Digital radiographs result in comfortable dentistry with safer and quicker appointment times.

Why you need digital dental films

Every six months, your dentist scrutinizes your teeth and gums to ensure you are safe from cavities, gum disease, decay, and other dental problems. First, your dentist physically examines your oral structures to identify abnormalities with the naked eye. However, your dentist can see only so much through visual examinations. That’s where digital radiographs come into play.

Digital radiographs use digital sensors instead of traditional photogenic x-ray films to produce detailed computer images of your teeth, gums, jawbone, and other oral structures. Dr. Wynne can rely on digital films to reveal many details about your smile, including cysts, hidden cavities, bone loss, jaw misalignment, etc.

What to expect during digital dental films

There is little preparation needed when undergoing a digital film procedure. Your dentist or technician covers you with an apron up to the torso or neck. You then bite on a plastic card, and a digital sensor is placed by your cheeks to take your dental images.

Sometimes, you may need an intraoral film. Here, a sensor is placed in your mouth to capture images of your teeth. The sensor is hooked up to a computer to produce almost instant images.

Benefits of Digital Dental Imaging

We can’t wrap up without discussing the remarkable benefits of digital radiographs. When compared to traditional x-rays, digital films offer many benefits, including:

  • Digital films emit 90% less radiation than conventional x-ray films
  • Better quality images
  • Easy storage of images
  • Instant results
  • Easier transfer of photos for reference
  • Environment-friendly — digital films don’t use chemicals to develop the film

Due for some dental digital films in Clemmons, NC? The procedure is fast, painless, and yields instant results. Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry offers digital dental films to improve your diagnostics and dental experience. You can reach us by calling (336) 793-0577.

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