Digital Imaging

Digital imaging, or digital radiography, is a valuable diagnostic tool frequently used in dentistry, as well as other disciplines. It is an innovative technique that uses a computer to efficiently manipulate and store X-ray images. Using this technology provides immediate results, readily available for sharing and discussion with patients and with other medical or dental professionals.

Uses Of Digital Imaging

Since X-rays are always a part of comprehensive preventative and curative dental treatment, digital imaging is especially helpful in this field. As an objective means of delivering visual information, digital imaging assists in:

  • Detecting cavities
  • Implementing cosmetic treatments such as tooth whitening
  • Evaluating results of treatments for plaque and gingivitis
  • Measuring for endodontic procedures
  • Measuring for surgical implantations

Digital imaging is also important and effective in tracking the progress of orthodontic treatment.

Benefits Of Digital Imaging

X-rays have long been considered an important part of dental care. The new technology that enables dentists to use digital X-rays has several advantages over traditional X-rays. These include:

  • Immediate diagnostic results
  • Reduced radiation exposure
  • Electronic storage of data
  • High quality image production

While exposure to dental X-rays has generally been considered safe, digital X-rays reduce the patient’s radiation exposure.

The accelerated speed of the digital process, in which the need for a darkroom and chemical processing is unnecessary, is especially important during surgical procedures when time is of the essence. When digital X-rays are taken, usable images are available within seconds, rather than minutes.

Dr. Randy Fong proudly serves Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, Garden Grove and the surrounding areas. To schedule and appointment for Digital Imaging near Santa Ana, call us at 714-549-1903 today or fill out our contact form for more information.

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