Heaton & Fisch Dental Associates choose carefully when and which radiographs (X-rays) are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow.
Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, evaluate developing teeth in children and assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health.
Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Fisch and Dr. Moran utilize Digital Imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional X-rays. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays result in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.