We at Pacific Highway Dental use a digital dental radiograph imaging system. Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Risk of radiation exposure is low in dental digital imaging. Protective lead aprons and thyroid collars are used on all patients to take precaution. It is very safe to have dental radiographs taken and we take great care that no one receives more radiation than what is absolutely necessary to meet standard of care. There are many benefits of digital dental radiographs when compared to conventional X-Rays: Digital radiographs viewed instantly on the computer monitor. Eliminate chemical processing and disposal of hazardous wastes and lead foil, thereby presenting an eco-friendly alternative. Transferred easily to other dental/medical professionals without image quality loss. 50 to 80 percent less radiation than the traditional film. Features such as contrast, colorizing, 3-D, sharpness, flip, invert and zoom enhance detection and interpretation during diagnosis. Great patient education tool.
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