At Pasadena Smile Center, we use a digital X-Ray system, rather than the old film-based systems. These X-Rays have some powerful advantages for the patient. As we focus on holistic dentistry, we want to protect our patients from any unnecessary exposure to radiation. The advantages of our digital X-Ray system include the following:
- Less radiation: All X-Rays involve radiation, but the digital systems require far lower levels to produce an image, at about 80% less – that’s important.
- More comfortable: The older style X-Rays systems were uncomfortable for the patient, who was forced to hold hard paper that pushed into the gums in an unpleasant, painful way. Digital X-Rays use a comfortable sensor that fits easily into the mouth cavity. This is a far more comfortable way to get accurate pictures of the teeth and gums.
- Quality of image: With film X-Rays, you had only one size to view. With a digital X-Ray, the quality of the image is exceptionally clear, and allows the doctor to increase the size of the image (zoom in) to better view a certain area if needed.
- Speed: Taking digital X-Rays is far faster, as the image is almost instantly available on the monitor. If any trouble area is detected, it takes only seconds to take another image. Rather than sitting and waiting for the film to develop, the images are there for both you and your dentist to view. Dr. Molayem will show you exactly what she is seeing so you better understand the purpose of your treatment.