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Are Digital X-Rays Safe?

December 11, 2021
Posted By: Mount Waverley Smiles
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When was the last time you needed an x-ray? Since the 1800s, x-ray technology has been an instrumental tool in diagnosing and treating various conditions. Traditionally performed with safe amounts of radiation, dentists rely on x-ray technology to take a closer look at the teeth, jaw, and other parts of the mouth that would otherwise be impossible with the naked eye.

Although x-rays do not generally harm patients due to the low amount of radiation, some may still feel uncomfortable with the process.




Digital Dental X-Rays

Thanks to continuing advancements in modern medical and dental technologies, traditional x-rays can now drift into the past! Digital x-rays have a range of benefits that include:

  • Significantly less radiation exposure for our patients than conventional x-rays
  • Easier to work with for viewing images, zooming in for explanations to our patients
  • Increased quality and sharpness of images
  • More environmentally-friendly (they are digital!)
  • Stored in a computer, not on film
  • Faster and more comfortable for patients
  • Easily added to digital patient records and shared with other medical facilities if applicable

Your Safety Matters

At Mount Waverley Smiles, we prioritise your safety by drastically reducing the amount of radiation required to generate an image. Once we have an x-ray, the next part involves analysis and ensuring no abnormalities, cavities, or other conditions exist in the mouth. By taking an x-ray, we can help keep your oral health in check and overall safety in mind by being proactive.

Digital X-Rays in Mount Waverley, VIC

Getting it right matters, and we rely on x-rays to help us with a variety of procedures as well as routine checkups. Digital x-rays can increase our accuracy and attention to detail which only benefits our patients in the long run!

Contact Our Dental Practice

We do our best to ease any stress and provide our patients with digital x-rays for their overall health concerns and dental needs. We invite you to contact our practice with any questions or concerns about digital x-rays.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.