Dental Partners of Boston is committed to delivering optimal quality care to our patients. To achieve this goal, we are dedicated to employing the most advanced dental care technology. Our Boston offices utilize state-of-the-art digital x-rays to produce clearer and safer results.
Why Choose Us
We are a group of award-winning dentists that covers a full range of specialties.
Our dynamic team approach guarantees you the very best care we have to offer.
We are all committed to excellence and exceeding the expectations of our patients.
I have been a patient of DPB for more than 10 years, and I’ve always received the most professional service I could ask for. I have trusted them with my periodontal issues and thanks to them, I am a healthy patient who can’t be more satisfied with their excellent expertise.
What are Dental X-Rays?
A dental x-ray is a diagnostic imaging tool that captures detailed images of a patient’s teeth, mouth, and jaw to aid the dentist in assessing the condition of the soft tissues, bones, and teeth. This imaging technique enables the dentist to identify oral health issues that may not be visible during a routine examination, such as cavities and impacted wisdom teeth. Traditional dental x-rays rely on outdated film methods; however, Dental Partners of Boston employs a more advanced digital x-ray technology with several advantages over conventional film x-rays.
Specifically, our digital x-ray machines offer the following benefits:
- Instantaneous results that enable our dentists to review images immediately, resulting in more efficient appointments for our patients.
- The ability to save images electronically for convenient referencing at a later time.
- Digital x-rays can be magnified to reveal intricate details that may not be visible on film x-rays.
- Significantly lower radiation exposure, with digital x-ray machines emitting 50% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
Is a Dental X-Ray Right for You?
Dental x-rays are a commonly used diagnostic tool for the majority of our patients, particularly in cases where an oral health concern is suspected. However, we advise patients who are pregnant or suspect they may be to refrain from having an x-ray taken unless absolutely necessary. In such cases, we take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of both mother and child by providing appropriate shielding. We also periodically recommend that our patients have new x-rays taken to assess any changes in their oral health. Dental x-rays are useful in diagnosing and addressing the following issues:
- Teeth straightening
- Dental implant placement
- Root canal surgery
- Tooth removal
How is a Dental X-Ray Performed?
At Dental Partners of Boston, dental x-rays are conducted on-site at one of our Boston offices. Our skilled dental technicians take all necessary precautions to ensure patient safety during the procedure, including covering the patient with a heavy lead apron to protect the body. Unlike traditional x-ray film, we use advanced digital x-rays that rely on an electronic sensor. After placing the sensor, our dental technicians take multiple x-ray images by repositioning the sensor to capture different areas of the patient’s mouth.
Schedule an Appointment
We prioritize the highest quality of dental care for our patients by utilizing advanced digital dental x-rays that emit low levels of radiation. We welcome patients to schedule appointments for x-rays and any necessary dental procedures. Our team is committed to providing excellent patient care and encourages patients to contact us with any questions or concerns.