At Fresh Dental, one of the many ways we provide superior dental care is through the use of dental x-rays that allow Park road dentists Drs. Thayer Bouali, Joti Johal, and Richard Dunning to detect decay and disease earlier than what’s possible with a basic oral exam. As a new patient, you will most likely receive a dental x-ray; Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning may also choose to have one taken if you have signs or a history of disease or decay, or if your teeth are touching and making it difficult to see all surfaces. Digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, are quickly taking the place of traditional film-based dental x-rays and have become one of the most important advances in dental technology today, offering our patients substantial benefits.
What Is a Digital X-Ray?
During a digital x-ray, a small sensor is placed inside your mouth, instead of the traditional paper tabs that fit awkwardly and often cause pain. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin, unobtrusive wire and records a highly detailed image of your mouth. The image is then sent to the computer, where it is instantly projected onto a screen for the dentist to review.
The two primary types of dental x-rays are intraoral (taken from inside the mouth) and extraoral (taken from the outside). Bitewing x-rays are the most common type of intraoral radiograph. Traditionally, uncomfortable pieces of film were placed inside the mouth for the patient to bite down on while the x-ray was being taken. With digital technology, the small sensors make this type of imaging much more comfortable. A panoramic x-ray is an extraoral x-ray in which a machine rotates around the head. The resulting images allow the dentist to see the entire mouth at once.
What Are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?
Digital x-rays benefit both patient and dentist alike in many ways. Benefits include:
- Reduced chair time and wait time — results are instant and highly accurate
- Improved imaging — images can also be sharpened, enlarged, and optimized in a variety of ways that improve diagnostic proficiency
- Less radiation — the radiation exposure from digital imaging is 80% less than from traditional x-rays
- Decreased environmental impact — digital x-rays eliminate the material and chemical waste produced by traditional film-based x-rays
Our digital panoramic x-ray allows Fresh Dental to perform your x-rays, in about 30 seconds, without any discomfort to you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How often do I need to have a dental x-ray taken?
A: The frequency with which you will need to have dental x-rays depends on your overall oral health. If you are suffering from dental decay or disease, you may need to be x-rayed every six months. If you are in good oral health, you may only need a dental x-ray every couple of years.
Q: Are x-rays dangerous?
A: Though dental x-rays do require very low doses of radiation exposure, they are considered very safe. The use of digital technology further reduces the level of radiation you receive from a dental x-rays.
Q: Is it safe to have dental x-rays taken while pregnant?
A: Dental x-rays are very safe. However, if you are pregnant, it’s best to minimize dental treatments and avoid dental x-rays if possible. In the case of a dental emergency, Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning will take all precautions available to minimize even the slightest risk to your baby.
At Fresh Dental, the use of digital x-rays allows us to provide you with the dental experience you deserve. Decreased anxiety and precise diagnosis allow for your increased comfort and confidence in our commitment to helping you maintain a healthy, bright, white smile for years to come.
If you are in the Park road, NC area, contact us to schedule an appointment today!
I came to Fresh Dental with a lot of issues with my teeth. The quality of my care is unsurpassed. My teeth are healthier than ever. The friendliest and kindest people I have ever been cared for by. Extremely professional care.
Awesome.. very informative friendly staff. Pleasant visit. Answered all my questions and wasn't misleading, very straight forward. I found my dentist. No more missing my 6 month appointments. Thank you all
I love this place! I’ve found my home. From the front to the back, outstanding service! My doctor was amazing. Dr. Patel was sweet, quick and efficient! Terrence was awesome and the hygienist was amazing! I will be back.
Going to the dentist is never enjoyable but the staff at Fresh Dental made my visit as enjoyable as it could have been! The office was super clean and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! I called with an emergency and they were able to get me in first thing the following morning. They talked me through the whole procedure and always stopped to make sure I was okay! I would definitely recommend this office and the professionals there!
I absolutely hated the dentist And I would only go if it was extremely necessary. But about a year or 2 ago I want to dental works and I met a doctor Bouali there and at the time I had to have several teeth removed he was able to do the procedure and everything was to done with in an hour I felt no pai n no discomfort this has been the best doctor dentists I have ever gone to. I highly recommend this office Dr.Bouali is the absolute best dentist ive ever see and the staff at each office are A1 service. my entire family is a part of Freah Dental
Dental Services Offered at Park Rd NC FRESHDental
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Dental Services
- Family Dentist
- Fixed and Removeable Bridges
- Fluoride Treatment
- General Dentistry
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Hygiene Services
- Inlays and Onlays
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Root Canals
- Smile Design Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth Fillings
- Wisdom Teeth Removal