Digital x-rays or radiographs are performed as part of a dental exam to provide a more thorough picture of your mouth. Digital x-rays make it easier for Dr. Marianna Farber to diagnose issues that aren't easily visible, and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. There are many dental concerns that may be diagnosed with x-rays including cavities, decay, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, and tooth impaction. If these issues are identified in the early stages, you may have more treatment options that are less invasive. As part of your dental exam at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY, digital imaging will help Dr. Farber diagnose and correct dental problems.
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For most patients, digital imagings are included in an annual dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed for prevention or if you are concerned about a specific problem. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays, Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry tries to limit each patient's exposure. When compared to traditional x-rays, digital x-rays can use up to 90% less radiation, helping us to limit patient exposure significantly. Digital x-rays are generally safe for all patients; however, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should inform Dr. Farber at the start of their dental exam so special cautionary steps may be taken. Digital x-rays make the need to develop film using harmful chemicals a thing of the past. Plus, the results are instantaneous and can be conveniently sent to your insurance company within seconds.
What to Expect
Generally performed at the start of your appointment, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Many patients will get a set of x-rays to show the needed sections. Once they are taken, they will be uploaded to be viewed by you and Dr. Farber throughout your exam. She can show you any issues and talk about possible treatments.
A set of x-rays will usually be done annually at your dental examination. At certain exams, a full-mouth set may be needed for a complete view of your teeth, gums, and oral bones. Your x-rays will be saved with other information at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry so Dr. Farber can identify trends and address any growing concerns.
Generally, dental insurance plans will pay for digital x-ray costs as part of an annual dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance to calculate potential payments. If you have any remaining costs or if you are not using insurance, Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry takes several methods of payment and we can assist you with finding financing.
Digital imaging is a useful tool that can help to diagnose health conditions. As a part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays can give Dr. Farber an in-depth understanding that allows her to catch hidden problems to be treated before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in New York to make an appointment for your dental examination with digital imaging.