A 32-year-old member asked:
What are the benefits of digital vs regular dental x-rays?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
Radiation exposure: Digital radiographs expose the patient to a significantly lesser amount of radiation. Due to the very small amount of exposure with any dental radiograph, damaged to your body from the dental x-ray is extremely rare. Digital radiographs can also be processed faster to facilitate treatment.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dentistry 33 years experience
Safety: Digital radiographs (dental x-rays) expose patients to much less radiation. Some studies say up to 90 % less radiation.
Staff members do not have exposure to the caustic chemicals which are present in the older traditional x-rays.
Speed is improved from viewing an x-ray in minutes to viewing a digital x-ray in seconds.
Digital x-rays have contrast and zoom and are easier to share with patients.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 47-year-old member asked:
Where is the need for digital dental x-rays?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Practice 41 years experience
New technology : Digital x-rays use a much lower dose of radiation to acquire higher quality x-rays. This is much better for the patient and the dentist. If you need diagnostic x-rays, this is the way to go.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
What is the point of dental x-rays?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Visualization: Radiographs allow your dentist to see areas of your teeth and bone that are not visible without radiographs.
3.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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