Imagine how awesome it would be for your Phoenix cosmetic Dentist to look painlessly into your mouth and clearly identify every external and internal anatomical structure and accurately diagnose your dental problems. This can now be accomplished within seconds and with minimal radiation exposure.
At Desert Smiles (office of Dr. Donald Wilcox), a Glendale cosmetic dentist and sedation dentist, Digital X-rays allow us to do just that. In the past dentists find out what’s going on inside your mouth by taking a series of x-rays, developing them in a darkroom full of chemicals, and then viewing the resulting films on a special light board. This entire process is now outmoded by the digital ‘sensor’. This tiny ‘sensor’ is positioned briefly inside your mouth. It acts like a small VCR camera, except that its chip is sensitive to x-ray, not light. This type of picture results in more comfort because of the rounded corners of the sensor; and our patients are exposed to 50%-90% less radiation than the x-rays of the past.
Another great benefit is the highly detailed image that is instantaneously translated onto our computer screen. This image can be rotated, magnified, adjusted for contrast, and even color-coded for educational purposes. Further, we can store it easily and efficiently in our computer files, eliminating paper files as well as image wear and tear. A digital x-ray can be easily reproduced many times whether for insurance purposes, referrals or patient education.
Digital dental x-rays being instantaneously available, patient chair side, afford the staff at Desert Smiles a wonderful tool to share discussions and visual aids for patients education and understanding of recommended treatments. Visit our Special Offers page and book a free consultation with Dr. Wilcox and the team at Desert Smiles.
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