Digital X-Ray

Digital X-Ray

Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. this image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Are dental x-rays safe? We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. Digital x-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays. Not only are digital x-rays better for the health and safety of the safety of the patient, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office. Also, since the digital image is captured electronically there is no need to develop the x-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the envirenment. Even though digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, dentists still take necessary precautions to limit the patient's still take necessary precautions to limit the patient's exposure to radiation. these precautions include only taking those x-rays that are necessary, and using lead apron shields to protect the body.

Northridge Dentalworks Northridge Dental Works
Niloo Tavakol, DDS
18433 Roscoe Blvd Suite 201
Northridge, CA 91325
Phone: (818) 882-0100
Fax: (818) 882-0101

Our dental office is located in the San Fernando Valley. Serving all the surrounding areas: Reseda, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Van Nuys, North Hills, Panorama City, Winnetka CA;Porter Ranch, Mission Hills, Sylmar, San Fernando, North Hollywood, Studio city