February 6, 2018
Arguably one of the greatest super heroes produced by DC Comics, Superman is known for his amazing strength, ability to fly, incredible speed and laser rays that shoot from his eyes. What may be his most useful trait, though, is often overlooked – his X-Ray vision. On many occasions, it is his ability to see what’s happening on the other side of a wall or doorway that prepares him for his foes. It could be said, then, that your dentist in Edison possesses super powers because he too uses the power of X-Ray vision to peer into areas that the naked eye can’t to ensure that you get the absolute best care possible. As you continue reading, you’ll learn more about how your dentist uses X-Rays protect you and the amazing technological breakthrough that delivers images in a safer and more convenient way.
How Does Your Dentist Use X-Rays?
Also called radiographs, X-Rays allow your dentist to see inside and between your teeth. He can also view the tip of your roots and bone underneath your gums. These images are used during dental exams to rule out gum disease or to help to diagnose a specific condition that you may be experiencing.
These images can also be used to identify cavities and the extent of tooth decay. And since they can probe the root area of your teeth, X-Rays can also be used to locate cysts, abscesses and other masses.
The Value of Digital X-Rays
Some of the drawbacks of traditional X-Rays are the exposure to radiation and the length of time it takes for film to develop so that your dentist can evaluate the images. But with digital X-Rays, both issues are addressed. You’ll be exposed to far less radiation and the images are available almost simultaneously, which saves you time.
Furthermore, this breakthrough technology allows your dentist to color-code and rotate the image of the affected area so that you can be educated on any problems and understand better the necessary treatments. And finally, your digital X-Rays can be reviewed chairside.
So, as you can see, the process of capturing X-Rays of your oral cavity is essential to your dental health. It not only allows your dentist to provide the best care possible, but it also gives you the comfort of knowing what is going on inside of your mouth.
And when you visit your Edison dentist for your first appointment for an oral exam and cleaning, you’ll experience the seamless process of capturing images of your oral cavity by X-Ray to ensure your health for years to come.
About the Author
A graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Steven J. Resnick is a highly accomplished oral expert, who is a professor and practicing dentist. He has been awarded Fellowship in the American Endodontic Society, is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has served on its Board of Directors. A humanitarian and Certified Clinical Researcher, Dr. Resnick practices at Resnick & Rosenfield DDS and can be reached for more information through his website.
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