In order to provide the best quality care to our patients, Dental Partners of Boston is dedicated to using the most advanced dental care technology. Our office in Boston uses digital x-rays for safer, clearer results.
A dental x-ray is a picture of a patient’s teeth, mouth, and jaw that allows the dentist to clearly view the soft tissues, bones, and teeth. Dental x-rays help the dentist find cavities and other oral health issues such as impacted wisdom teeth that can’t be seen with a regular examination. The typical x-ray uses an outdated film method, but Dental Partners of Boston uses a more advanced digital x-ray option. In comparison to conventional film x-rays, our digital x-ray machines have the following advantages:
Dental x-rays are typically used for the majority of our patients—especially if an oral health problem is suspected. However, if you are pregnant or suspect you may be, we recommend that you don’t have an x-ray taken. If an x-ray is absolutely necessary for a pregnant patient, we will offer the proper protection to help shield your baby from the x-ray. We periodically recommend that our patients have new x-rays taken in order to determine what oral health changes have gone on in the patient. Dental x-rays can be taken in order to help address the following issues:
Dental x-rays are performed in our office in Boston. A dental technician covers the patient in a heavy lead apron to help shield the patient’s body from the x-rays. Dental Partners of Boston uses digital x-rays which use an electronic sensor instead of the traditional x-ray film. Once the sensor is in place, the dental technician takes the x-ray pictures. The sensor will be moved to different placements in order to acquire x-rays of different portions of your mouth.
The low radiation digital dental x-rays we use helps to ensure the highest quality of dental care for our patients. Make an appointment today in order to schedule your x-rays and dental procedures. Dental Partners of Boston encourages patients to contact us with any questions.
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